MGIMO Rector Meets with Ambassador of Laos

MGIMO Rector Meets with Ambassador of Laos

16 June 2020

June 16th, the Ambassador of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Sivieng Phetvorasak attended a working meeting with MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov.

The sides mulled over the possibility of enrolling students from Laos for the upcoming academic year. They also discussed the upcoming events the ASEAN Center is organizing to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Laos and Russia.

This year also marks ten years since the creation of the ASEAN Centre. S.Phetvorasak remarked that the Center has positively contributed to the development of the Russia-ASEAN strategic partnership and praised its different achievements. The guest expressed the desire to further expand cooperation with MGIMO in training exceptional international experts.

MGIMO students of the School of International Relations who study Thai as their first foreign language also learn Lao.

Since 1962, approximately a hundred citizens of Laos have studied at MGIMO. Among these students, there are many famous politicians and diplomats.