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Singapore’s Ambassador Sadasivan Premjith Visits MGIMO

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.

The Ambassador thanked for the warm welcome and expressed its hope for further cooperation with both MGIMO and ASEAN Centre. Both sides discussed future plans of holding joint scientific, educational and cultural events to enhance bilateral relations.

The Centre’s experts also exchanged their views with the guests on the Russia-Singapore relations and its prospects as well as the Russia-ASEAN Strategic Partnership.