MGIMO Invites Peruvian Ambassador

MGIMO Invites Peruvian Ambassador

24 October 2016

October 21st, the Ambassador of Peru Carlos Velasco Mendiola was invited to MGIMO by the University's Ibero-American centre. The guest was received by MGIMO's Vice-Rector for Graduate and International Programs Andrey Baykov and delivered a lecture in Spanish to students.

The Ambassador described to the audience the history of Peru, its geopolitical priorities and the current situation in the country. Carlos Velasco Mendiola also spoke at length about bilateral relations between the two countries, noting that Peru was one of the first countries in Latin America to have established diplomatic relations with Russia. Their partnership is currently flourishing and the trade turnover between the two countries has increased three-fold in recent years.

During the lecture, MGIMO students became acquainted with the finer points of the economic situation in Peru, where a middle-class has emerged and the number of jobs has undergone a sharp increase. The country is a member of a number of international organizations (APEC, ALADI, the Andean Community, ACTO...) which have enabled it to develop its economy through trade. After the lecture, the Ambassador took questions from the audience and had hearty discussions with the University's students.

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