Slovak Education Minister Talks at MGIMO

Slovak Education Minister Talks at MGIMO

15 November 2017

November 15th, a delegation from the Slovak Republic led by its Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport, Martina Lubyova, came to MGIMO. After a meeting with MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov, the guest delivered a lecture to students of the University.

On MGIMO’s side, the meeting was attended by the Head of the International Office, Egor Andreev and by the Head of the Department of Central and South-Eastern European Languages, Yuri Zelenov. The Slovak delegation comprised an Adviser to the Minister and an Attache of the Slovak Embassy in Russia, Michal Tesliar. The sides discussed cooperation in education and bilateral relations.

The Minister also gave a talk to an audience of faculty members and Slovak students from MGIMO and Moscow State University, students specializing in International Relations and those studying Czech and Slovak languages. Egor Andreev introduced the guest and emphasized the long-running cooperation between MGIMO and a number of Slovak universities, describing the student and academic exchange programs.

During her speech, Martina Lubyova outlined the objectives of the delegation’s visit to Russia and spoke about the successful outcome of talks taken place between the Speaker of the National Council of the Slovak Republic, Andrej Danko, the Chairman of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin and the Chairwoman of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko. The Minister also mulled over the issue of the recognition of diplomas between the Slovak Republic and Russia. Students put to the guest a myriad of questions regarding scholarships for Slovak citizens to study abroad and employment opportunities in their homeland.

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