MGIMO Welcomes Ambassador of Mexico

MGIMO Welcomes Ambassador of Mexico

16 March 2023

On March 16th, MGIMO University welcomed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Mexican States to Moscow Eduardo Villegas Megías. The head of the Mexican diplomatic mission was accompanied by the Counsellor for Culture and Education Natalia Fortuny Jerez and the Second Secretary of the Embassy Ana Isabel Lopez Estrada.

The guests were received by the MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov, the Vice-Rector for Students’ Development and International Affairs Stanislav Surovtsev, the Vice-Rector for Science and Research Andrey Baykov, the Dean of the School of International Business and Business Administration Vladimir Shapovalov, and the Head of the Department of the Spanish Language Valery Iovenko.

The parties considered a set of issues regarding the cooperation between MGIMO and Mexican universities in academic mobility, research and cultural ties, in particular, the preparation of a cooperation agreement with La Salle University.

They also discussed academic contacts of the Embassy with the Department of the Spanish Language to make both the Spanish language and Ibero-American culture more popular at the University, the publication of papers by MGIMO faculty in Latindex, which is an information system of research, professional, technical, and general audience journals issued in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal.

The Mexican side invited our students who take Spanish classes to participate in updating the Russian version of the Wikipedia page on Mexico through a hackathon.

In conclusion of the meeting, Ambassador Eduardo Villegas Megías expressed his wish to visit the University again and give a lecture to its students and faculty.