Seminar “Toward Indonesia-Russia Strategic Partnership: Challenges and Opportunities”

On February 18th the Seminar “Toward Indonesia-Russia Strategic Partnership: Challenges and Opportunities” organized in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Moscow and dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of Indonesia-Russia diplomatic relations will take place at MGIMO University.

The working programme of the seminar includes three following sessions:

  • Session “Indonesia-Russia Strategic Partnership”
  • Session 2 “Bridging Indonesia-Russia: Digital Economy Way”
  • Session 3 “Indonesia-Russia: Challenges of Multi-cultural Societies in Digital Era”


MGIMO Welcomes ASEAN Secretary General Lim Jock Hoi

February 4th, MGIMO received ASEAN Secretary General Lim Jock Hoi, who came to Moscow on an official visit together with a delegation of senior officials of the ASEAN Secretariat.

The guests were greeted by MGIMO’s Vice-Rector A. Malgin, the Deputy Director of the Department of Asian-Pacific Cooperation at the Russian Foreign Ministry A. Lyamin and the Director of the ASEAN Center V. Sumsky. Associate Professor E. Koldunova made a short presentation on the most recent projects of the Center.

The guest of honour was taken on a tour of the ASEAN Center and had an informal discussion with representatives of MGIMO and the Russian Foreign Ministry about the directions for the development of the ASEAN center. Lim Jock Hoi then addressed the participants of an expert round table organized in his honour.


Singapore’s Ambassador Sadasivan Premjith Visits MGIMO

On January 21st, the Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to the Russian Federation Sadasivan Premjith paid a visit to MGIMO. The guest received a warm welcome from the Director of the ASEAN Centre Dr. Victor Sumsky, Centre’s Senior Expert Dr. Ekaterina Koldunova and Analyst Ms. Valeria Vershinina.

The Deputy-Chief of Mission Mr. Seah Seow Chen accompanied Ambassador on this visit. Among the meeting attendees was the Singaporean student studying at MGIMO.

The Director reviewed the ASEAN Centre’s history and presented its activities to the guests. Dr. Victor Sumsky noted that the Centre develops cooperation not only on ASEAN basis but also on a bilateral basis. He also underlined that during Singapore’s Chairmanship in ASEAN in 2018 the ASEAN Centre has successfully implemented several joint projects in cooperation with the Singapore Embassy.


ASEAN Moscow Committee Representatives Come to MGIMO

December 17th, MGIMO welcomed members of the ASEAN Moscow Committee for a meeting devoted to reviewing the activities of the ASEAN Center over the period 2017-2019.

MGIMO Rector A.Torkunov greeted the guests, among whom the Chairman of the ASEAN Moscow Committee, also Thai Ambassador to Russia Thanatip Upatising, the Cambodian Ambassador to Russia Eat Seyla (MGIMO graduate, 1992), and other diplomats from countries members of the Association.

On the Russian side, the meeting was attended by MGIMO Rector A.Torkunov, the Deputy Director of the Third Department of Asia at the Russian Foreign Ministry S.Tolechenov, the Senior Advisor at the Department of Asian and Pacific Cooperation at the Russian Foreign Ministry N.Nefedova, the Chairman of the Russia-ASEAN Business Council I.Polyakov, the Executive Director of the ASEAN-Russia Business Council D.Akkaziev, MGIMO’s Vice-Rector for General Affairs A.Malgin, the Director of the ASEAN Centre V.Sumsky, a leading expert of the Centre E.Koldunova and the Deputy Director E.Tronevskaya.


President of the Philippines Receives Participants of Russia-ASEAN Youth Summit

November 26th-30th, the fifth Russia-ASEAN Youth Summit, organized by the National Youth Council with the support of MGIMO’s ASEAN center unfolded in the Philippines. A special event in the summit program was the President of the Philippines Rodrigo R. Duterte’s invitation of the delegates to the Presidential Palace.

Greeting the guests, President Duterte warmly spoke about his recent trip to Russia during which he became Honorary Doctor of MGIMO. Among those attending the meeting were the Ambassador of Russia to the Philippines I. Khovaev, the Deputy Director of the Department of Asia-Pacific Cooperation at the Russian Foreign Ministry A.Lyamin, the Deputy Head of the Russian Federal Agency for Youth Affairs R.Kamaev, and staff of Rossotrudnichestvo and the Russia-ASEAN Business Council. MGIMO was represented at the event by members of the ASEAN Center, its Director V.Sumsky, the Deputy Director E.Tronevskaya, the leading expert E. Koldunova and the analyst V.Vershinina.




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