Russia — Opening of ASEAN Center at MGIMO University


Russia — Opening of ASEAN Center at MGIMO University

Источник: ISRIA

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov on June 15 took part in the opening ceremony for an ASEAN Centre at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University). The ceremony was attended by senior officials of foreign ministries of the Association, and ambassadors of ASEAN countries in Moscow.

In his speech Sergey Lavrov underlined that the opening of the Centre has a special significance in the context of an upcoming second Russia-ASEAN summit in Hanoi in the autumn this year. The ASEAN Centre aims to promote fuller public awareness in Russia and the Southeast Asian nations about the possibilities of, and prospects for the Russian-ASEAN partnership, to become the basis for networking between businesses and academia of the parties, and to give impetus to the expansion of our country’s humanitarian ties with the Association.

Dr. Viktor Sumsky, a leading Russian expert on Southeast Asia, has been appointed Director of the Centre.

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