02 September 2014

Sergey Lavrov meets MGIMO students on Knowledge Day

On September 1st, MGIMO has traditionally hosted Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. He hailed the first year students and tackled some burning international issues.

The solemn ceremony opened with brief welcoming remarks by MGIMO’s Rector Anatoly Torkunov who praised the newly matriculated students for excelling in the very competitive entrance exam.

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09 April 2014

Ambassadors of France, Morocco and Côte d'Ivoire discuss conflict at MGIMO

A discussion on the prevention and resolution of international and ethnic conflicts, involving diplomatic delegations and the ambassadors of France, Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire, took place at MGIMO on April 8.

Jean-Maurice Ripert, who was appointed ambassador of France to Russia in October 2013 emphasized the importance of coordinated actions to prevent and resolve conflicts under international law, including under the provisions in the UN Charter.

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08 April 2014

Laotian diplomats visit MGIMO

A group of diplomats from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic arrived in Moscow and MGIMO to commence an advanced training course at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on April 7.

The Diplomats were welcomed at the ASEAN Center by MGIMO’s Vice Rector for international cooperation and public relations, Andrei Silantiev, who introduced them to the history of MGIMO, and spoke about MGIMO’s educational and research programs, and the competitive advantages and development issues facing an elite level higher education institution.

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08 April 2014

The Rector of the Kyrgyzstan Diplomatic Academy comes to MGIMO

The rector of the Diplomatic academy of the Kyrgyzstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Nurlan Aitmurzaev, visited MGIMO on April 7 to meet with his MGIMO counterpart, Anatoly Torkunov, and discuss cooperation in training foreign affairs specialists.

The MGIMO Rector introduced his esteemed guest to the history and programs of MGIMO, noting the emphasis MGIMO places on the training of international students, and also highlighting the work of the Institute of International Research. Anatoly Torkunov also referred to the Global University Summit and RAMI Convention soon to commence at MGIMO, and extended an invitation for Kyrgyzstan Diplomatic Academy representatives to participate.

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08 April 2014

Angolan Foreign Affairs Minister Georges Rebelo Chicoti addresses MGIMO students

Angolan Foreign Affairs Minister, Georges Rebelo Chicoti, met with MGIMO students and staff and addressed them on the "Foreign Policy of the Republic of Angola" on April 7.

His excellency was welcomed to MGIMO by vice rector for study Viktor Kirillov who noted that Georges Rebelo Chicoti’s tenure as Foreign Affairs Minister of Angola had coincided with a period of strengthened ties between Russia and Angola, which were expanding into new spheres.

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