“Ambassadorial Dialogues”: Ambassador of Venezuela Gives Lecture to MGIMO Students

“Ambassadorial Dialogues”: Ambassador of Venezuela Gives Lecture to MGIMO Students

17 December 2021

On December 17th, the Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Carlos Rafael Faría Tortosa visited MGIMO University, meeting the University’s administration and students.

His Excellency and the staff of the Embassy were received by the Vice-Rector for Students’ Development and International Affairs Stanislav Surovtsev, the Head of the International Office Yegor Andreev and the Editor-in-Chief of the Cuadernos Iberoamericanos journal and Associate Professor at the World Economy Department Andrzej Habarta. After the meeting with the University’s representatives, the honored guest gave a lecture to the students entitled “Sanctions Against Venezuela as a Mechanism of Overthrowing the Constitutional Government.”

During his lecture, Carlos Rafael Faría Tortosa spoke about the Venezuelan history, focusing on the most important events for the people. His Excellency highlighted the favorable geographical location of the country and its vast natural resources, which is, undoubtedly, an advantage and an impetus for development. The Ambassador paid special attention to the bilateral ties between Venezuela and Russia, underlining, in particular, the crucial role of cooperation in medicine and technology. The speaker specifically noted the issue concerning the sanctions against Venezuela and ways to overcome the related challenges.

In conclusion of the meeting, Carlos Rafael Faría Tortosa took questions from the students regarding the Venezuela’s readiness to the green transition, the development of industries in the country, measures to stimulate tourist flows and interaction between Russia and Venezuela in education in terms of student exchange.

The event was held as part of the course of lectures entitled “The Ambassadorial Dialogues” for the students of the School of International Relations.