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Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia Founder Dr. Dino Patti Djalal Visits MGIMO

Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia Founder Dr. Dino Patti Djalal Visits MGIMO


On December 8 the Indonesian delegation led by Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, Founder of Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI), paid a visit to MGIMO. Dr. Vladimir Morozov, MGIMO Vice-rector for Human Resources welcomed the delegation.

Dr. Dino Patti Djalal is a prominent Indonesian politician, presidential spokesperson and foreign policy advisor (2004-2010), deputy foreign minister of Indonesia (2014), ambassador of Indonesia to the US (2010-2013). This year Dr. Dino Patti Djalal has been invited to become a distinguished guest of an annual Asian conference organized by the Valdai Discussion Club.

The MGIMO delegation at the meeting consisted of Dr. Vladimir Morozov, MGIMO Vice-rector for Human Resources, Ms. Ekaterina Kostyakova, Assistant to Vice-Rector for Human Recourses, Mr. Anton Sapronov, Lecturer at the Department of Japanese, Korean, Indonesian and Mongolian languages, and Dr. Natalia Khokhlova, Head of the Department of Doctoral and Postgraduate Studies. The Embassy of Indonesia in Moscow, for its part, was presented by Head of Political Division Mr. Aditya Timoranto, Attaché for Education Mr. Adi Nuryanto and others.

Dr. Vladimir Morozov gave a short historic overview of the University, and presented the MGIMO educational programmes for foreign students and the ASEAN Centre’s activities. Mr. Anton Sapronov highlighted the history of Indonesian language teaching at MGIMO University and introduced several Russian editions devoted to the Indonesian studies. Dr. Natalia Khokhlova also added that MGIMO maintains strong partnerships with leading research and educational institutions of Indonesia.

Dr. Dino Patti Djalal and Indonesian diplomats shared an outlook of the MFA of Indonesia main activities and informed about projects aimed at promoting of international relations among the youth. Both sides agreed to develop cooperation in various spheres.

The meeting was followed by a lecture by Dr. Dino Patti Djalal to MGIMO bachelor students majoring in international relations, East Asian and Southeast Asian studies. The speaker shared his own experience and spoke about the role of Southeast Asia and Indonesia in today’s world order. After the lecture, there was a Q&A session.