Ambassador of Singapore Sadasivan Premjith at MGIMO

21 January 2020

January 21st, the Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to Russia, Sadasivan Premjith was received at MGIMO by the Director of the ASEAN Center V.Sumsky, the Centre’ Senior Expert E.Koldunova and the Analyst V.Vershinina.

The visiting delegation also comprised the Deputy Chief of Mission, Seah Seow Chen. A student from Singapore studying at MGIMO was invited to join in the meeting.

In his welcome speech, the Director of the ASEAN Centre described its history and main activities, noting that alongside cooperation through the Association, the Centre works on developing bilateral relations. He drew the audience’s attention to the Centre’s successful implementation of a number of joint projects during Singapore’s presidency of ASEAN in 2018.

The Ambassador conveyed his thanks to the Director for the warm welcome, expressing hope for further cooperation with MGIMO and the ASEAN Center. The parties mulled over the different possibilities to reinforce bilateral collaboration in research and education.

The meeting also acted as a platform for the guests to discuss Russian-Singaporean relations and make plans for a strategic partnership between Russia and ASEAN, taking into account the strategic and political specificities of the region.

— See the MGIMO web-site for russian version

Ambassador of Singapore Sadasivan Premjith at MGIMO