President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, who is on an official visit to Russia, on Tuesday visited the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).
Along with Rector of the Institute, Anatoly Torkunov, the Armenian President watched in the institute hall the exhibition of a number of publications left as a heritage from the prominent Armenian family of Lazaryans. The exhibits kept at the university library were displayed on Tuesday on the occasion of Mr Sargsyan's visit.
At MGIMO, President Sargsyan met with the Institute rector Anatoly Torkunov, this being followed by a meeting with the institute students and faculty.
Mr Torkunov welcomed the Armenian President, introducing him to the auditorium. Following this the decison of the Instite Scientiific Council was published, according to which Serzh Sargsyan was conferred the title of ''MGIMO Honoroary Doctor.''
The rector handed the Honorary Doctor Certificate to the Armenian leader, congratulating the latter on that occasion. After the title-conferring ceremony, President Sargsyan delivered a speech before the univserity students and answered all the questions of interest to them, which related to the achievements and success recorded after Armenia's accession to the EAEU, the cooperation prospects with the EU, the impact of the constitutional changes in the country on the foreign policy, the level of the Armenian army's combat-readiness and the current efforts exerted towards the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, etc.
One of the students asked Mr Sargsyan, who is also the President of Chess Federation of Armenia, where the global chess is moving.
By the end of the meeting, the Armenian President thanked for the warm reception and wised success to the institute.