Future Russian diplomats get acquainted with India

During the trip, the future diplomats visited the Indian Parliament, got acquainted with its museum, and the features of the parliamentary system.

During the trip, the future diplomats visited the Indian Parliament, got acquainted with its museum, and the features of the parliamentary system.

Russian Embassy in New Delhi
Young Russian students, studying to become diplomats, visited India earlier this month to get acquainted with the country, which is one of Russia’s closest strategic partners. Their many meetings in the Indian capital have inspired them on their chosen path.

A group of high school students from seven Russian regions, students of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s International School for young diplomats at MGIMO (U), visited the Indian capital for the first time, and held several interesting and informative meetings facilitated by the Russian Embassy.

The future diplomats took part in an International Student Conference on BRICS issues at Delhi University on November 1and 2. The students’ reports of on the need to preserve peace and stability and on Russian foreign policy initiatives were received with interest by the university students and the university teachers and foreign diplomats who attended the event.

A proposal to come up with the most peace-loving animal that could adequately serve as a symbol of diplomacy provoked a lively discussion. The South American llama, according to participants, could be a suitable candidate for this honorable mission.

A.M.Kadakin, the Russian Ambassador to India, welcomed the future diplomats and told them about the features of a diplomat’s work in the largest country in South Asia, one with which Russia has an especially privileged strategic partnership. The high school students found their conversation with one of the veterans of Russian diplomacy an inspiring incentive for them to continue their studies, opening the way towards a diplomatic career.

The Russian high school students were the first foreign students welcomed at the Indian Ministry of External Affairs. The Indian diplomats expressed hope that their visit would remain in the children’s the memory for a long time, and that some of them will return to New Delhi as Russian diplomatic representatives in the future.

During the trip, the future diplomats visited the Indian Parliament, got acquainted with its museum, and the features of the parliamentary system.

The friendly dinner, to which the young men were invited by the Syrian Ambassador to India Riad K.Abbas, was imbued with warmth. The young Russians met with Syrian students studying in India. They gleaned topical details about the complex situation in Syria and words of gratitude to Russia for political and military support to the Syrian people.

The visiting students gained useful information at the meetings held at the ‘Observer Research Foundation’ think tank and the Indian Chamber of Commerce.

First published in Russian by Russian Embassy in New Delhi.

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