ASEAN Centre in MGIMO-University the MFA of Russia


The Ambassador of the Lao PDR Visits MGIMO

The Ambassador of the Lao PDR Visits MGIMO


On June 16 the MGIMO Rector Prof. Anatoly Torkunov welcomed the Ambassador of the Lao People's Democratic Republic to the Russian Federation H.E. Sivienghet Phetvorasak.

Both sides discussed future prospects for Lao students to apply to the MGIMO University. The Lao PDR Embassy and the ASEAN Centre in MGIMO are also planning to organize joint events dedicated to the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and Laos.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the ASEAN Centre. H.E. Sivienghet Phetvorasak expressed his high appreciation of the Centre’s activities ant its contribution to the development of the ASEAN-Russia Strategic Partnership. The Ambassador is looking forward to continuing fruitful cooperation with the MGIMO University in the sphere of training highly qualified specialist in the sphere of international relations.

The Lao language is taught in MGMO at the School of International Relations. Since 1962 more than 100 Lao students have graduated from MGIMO. Among them are prominent Lao politicians and diplomats.