MGIMO Rector Receives Syrian Ambassador

MGIMO Rector Receives Syrian Ambassador

2 April 2019

April 2nd, the Ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic to Russia, Riad Haddad, came to MGIMO for a meeting with MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov. The parties spoke about the Middle East issue, bilateral relations and cooperation in education between Russian and Syrian universities.

The Ambassador accepted to give a lecture in Arabic at MGIMO on the occasion of the opening of the 11th All-Russian Olympiad in Arabic on April 17th. Student teams from universities in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan and other towns will participate in the event.

During the meeting, the sides agreed to initiate cooperation between MGIMO and University of Kalamoon, paving the way to signing a partnership agreement, which would enable student exchanges, joint research and publications on Russian-Syrian relations, the Middle East and North Africa.

The meeting was also attended by the Head of the International Office Egor Andreev and other faculty members.

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