Exhibition celebrating the UAE National Day

Exhibition celebrating the UAE National Day

20 November 2023

On November 20, an exhibition celebrating the UAE National Day was opened in the atrium of the MGIMO New Building. The exhibition provided its guests with a unique opportunity to enjoy the authentic atmosphere of the UAE and also introduced works of the country’s contemporary artists.

The exhibition was opened by MGIMO University Rector Anatoly Torkunov and Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Russian Federation Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Sultan Essa Al Jaber. Anatoly Torkunov said that receiving guests and delegations from the UAE at MGIMO University has become a good tradition. Today, the University is honored to be one of several venues where the unique exhibition will be held over the next three days testifying to the close cooperation and sincere friendly relations that have developed between the University and the Embassy.

In turn, Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Sultan Essa Al Jaber thanked for the opportunity to hold such a significant event at MGIMO University and expressed hope for further development of cultural and academic cooperation, contributing to a growing understanding between our peoples.

In addition to paintings, the visitors had an opportunity to see traditional national costumes of the Emirates, ancient jewelry, try henna engraving, and also taste traditional oriental treats. The exhibition visitors were also presented with souvenirs from the UAE Embassy.

A working meeting between Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Sultan Essa Al Jaber, MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov and Vice-Rector for Students’ Development and International Affairs Stanislav Surovtsev was held as part of the exhibition opening and the Embassy delegation visit. At the meeting, the parties discussed the prospects of launching joint educational projects in Dubai, further development of humanitarian and cultural cooperation, as well as events that may take place this academic year with the support of the Embassy of the UAE to the Russian Federation.