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Ambassador of Singapore Launches ASEAN Week at MGIMO

Ambassador of Singapore Launches ASEAN Week at MGIMO


December 10th, ASEAN Week, which is jointly organized by the University’s Southeast Asian club and the ASEAN Center, started at MGIMO. The first event of the week was a lecture by the Ambassador of Singapore to Russia, Lim Kheng Hua.

The guest was greeted by MGIMO’s Vice-Rector for Graduate and International Programs, Andrey Baykov, who gave a welcome speech. Lim Kheng Hua was introduced to the audience by the Head of the Southeast Asian Club, Daria Bachilo.

The Ambassador dedicated her presentation to Singapore’s chairmanship of ASEAN in 2018, and evaluated the results of the November summit of the Organization. The guest also answered questions from students about bilateral relations and the problems faced by the region today.

The lecture was followed by the presentation of the book «Singapore: A Success Story» by the former Ambassador of Singapore to Russia Mark Hong and which has recently been translated into Russian.