IV International Forum of MGIMO, which finished recently in Astana, joined over 450 participants – alumni, partners, teachers and employees of the University. It was held from 5 till 7 October in the capital of Kazakhstan. The event was also visited by employees of KNGK Group LLC, alumni of MGIMO School of business and international competency Yury Shamara and Dmitry Moskovchenko.
Official opening ceremony of the Forum was held on October, 6, in the Palace of Independency. Chairman of Kazakhstan Senate K. Zh.-K. Tokayev, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation S.V.Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan K.K.Abdrakhmanov and President of MGIMO A.V.Torkunov came out with the speeches for all the guests. Messages of Kazakhstan President N.A.Nazarbayev and Russian President V.V.Putin were also presented to the audience.
After finishing the solemn ceremony there were held various thematical sessions devoted to problems of world economy, new protectionism, integrational processes and issues in spheres of education and culture.
The Forum was arranged with the support of Kazakhstan Republic Senate Parliament, a member of Guardian Council and an alumnus of MGIMO year 1976 F.K.Shodiev, as well as Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Republic and MGIMO Alumni Association in Kazakhstan.