On November 22, 2018 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Africa Lindiwe Sisulu met with the leadership of the MGIMO University and gave a lecture to the students.

The meeting was attended by Vice-rector Artem Malgin, Head of International management Egor Andreev, Dean of the faculty of  International Business and Administration, a well-known scientist in african studies Vladimir Shitov and associate Professor in the Department of Oriental studies, Ekaterina Koldunova. The parties discussed the expansion of educational cooperation and activities within the BRICS Network University.

Then the Minister had a meeting with the students of MGIMO. Ms. Sisulu devoted a lecture to the role of Africa in the modern world and in global politics, as well as topical issues on the international agenda in the context of South Africa’s election as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2019-2020 and the results of the BRICS summit in Johannesburg. Special attention was paid to the issues of sustainable development, settlement of political and military conflicts in Africa, as well as the key role of South Africa and regional associations in their solution.

Arina Dulepova, Head of the energy research Department for South Africa at the BRICS YEA Analytical Centre, took part in a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Africa. At the end of the lecture, Ms. Sisulu was presented the BRICS Youth Energy Outlook, developed within the framework of the Moscow BRICS YEA summit 2018. Ms. Dulepova also gave an interview to SABC News, where she noted the prospects and directions of development of cooperation between Russia and South Africa in the field of energy.

During the working visit, Lindiwe Sisulu met with Russian  Minister of Foreign Affairs  Sergey Lavrov and took part in a meeting of the Russian-South African joint intergovernmental Committee on trade and economic cooperation.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pa7WT2bQQo&t=62s
SABC News (South African Broadcasting Corporation)