MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov Meets Ambassador of Somalia

MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov Meets Ambassador of Somalia

29 September 2022

On September 29th, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Somalia to Russia Hassan Abdi Daud visited MGIMO University.

The Ambassador was received by the MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov and the Vice-Rector for Students’ Development and International Affairs Stanislav Surovtsev.

Addressing the honored guests, Anatoly Torkunov spoke about the University, its cooperation with African universities, African languages taught at MGIMO University, various events held to promote African studies among Russian students, help comprehensively explore the region as well as strengthen relations between Russia and African countries in general.

During the visit, the parties discussed the prospects for cooperation between MGIMO University and Somali universities. Those present agreed to maintain cultural and academic interaction, in particular, through the participation in the RISA Convention and the 2nd Forum ‘Russia – Africa: What’s Next?’ to be held in October at MGIMO University.