Anatoly Torkunov Meets José Ramón Cabañas, Director of Research Center for International Policy (CIPI) of the MFA of Cuba
On April 20th, the MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov welcomed the Director of Research Center for International Policy (CIPI) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba José Ramón Cabañas.
The meeting was also attended by the Deputy Head of the Mission of the Republic of Cuba to Russia Marcos Laso Viltres, the Vice-Rector for Science and Research Andrey Baykov, and the Director of the Institute for International Studies Maxim Suchkov.
During the meeting, the Rector spoke about the key areas of research and educational activities of the University, outlining areas for further cooperation between MGIMO University and the Research Center for International Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba.
In turn, José Ramón Cabañas noted that people in Cuba, in particular, and South America, in general, attach great importance to Russian research. He pointed out the region’s growing interest in the issues of the post-Soviet space and at the same time the lack of expert support on this topic. The guests from Cuba believe that all this makes the cooperation between Russian institutions specializing in international relations, namely MGIMO University, and Latin American partner organizations extremely relevant.
The Vice-Rector for Science and Research Andrey Baykov recalled the successful joint projects that had been consistently implemented by MGIMO University and Cuban organizations before the pandemic and noted the need to relaunch these formats.
The IIS Director Maxim Suchkov spoke about some opportunities for cooperation in terms of academic exchanges and academic mobility, in particular, through the internship program for foreign researchers InteRussia, which MGIMO implements together with the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund.
First published at https://english.mgimo.ru/news/jose-ramon-cabanas