MGIMO Rector Develops Cooperation with Slovakia

MGIMO Rector Develops Cooperation with Slovakia

18 January 2019

January 18th and 19th, MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov travelled to Bratislava at the invitation of the Slovak Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and met with representatives of the country’s MGIMO Alumni Association.

The Rector had an interview with the Chairman of the National Council Andrej Danko, during which they discussed current socio-economic trends and the educational community in Russia. Anatoly Torkunov was also received by the Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, a graduate of the School of International Relations (1987) and an Honorary Doctor of MGIMO, Miroslav Lajcak. The sides mulled over the prospects of expanding university cooperation and bilateral relations.

The Foreign Minister expressed his gratitude to the Rector for supporting Slovak students and for his contribution to promoting friendly relations between Slovakia and Russia. Miroslav Lajcak emphasized the need for multilateralism in international relations and spoke about the three main priorities of the Slovak Chairmanship of the OSCE: supporting people, dialogue and stability. The minister also shared his plans to shortly take a trip to Russia.

During a meeting of the MGIMO Alumni Association, the Rector noted that MGIMO was very proud of its Slovak students as they are serious in their studies and many of them upon graduation pursue brilliant careers in international organizations. Anatoly Torkunov gave symbolic awards to the most active members of the Association and remarked that MGIMO is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year at the V International Alumni Forum in Tashkent from April 12th to 14th.

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