On November 2, 2023, the Primakov Centre hosted a meeting of Grigory Karasin, Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs, Farit Mukhametshin, Deputy Chairman of the Committee, and Viktor Kress, a member of the Committee, with teachers and international students of Samara University.
Grigory Karasin, Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs, gave an introductory speech to the students, who highly appreciated the personality of Yevgeny Primakov as a political figure of modern Russia. Grigory Karasin stressed that Yevgeny Primakov was a true professional in his field and played a significant role in the development of Russia’s foreign policy.
Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs Farit Mukhametshin expressed readiness to provide all possible assistance to young specialists in the realization of their scientific and career interests. The senator from the Samara region noted that together with the leadership of Samara University, internships for successful students have already been implemented in the Federation Council, the Institute of Latin America, etc.
Then an open discussion took place, during which students were able to ask their questions related to current problems of international relations, as well as learn firsthand about the work of the Federation Council, modern integration processes within the framework of BRICS+, the «Great Eurasian Partnership», as well as the «Belt and Road» project.
Grigory Karasin gave advice to future international experts on building friendly relations with representatives of various countries. He stressed that the main task of an international student is not just to remember dates and facts, but to learn to think and analyze, to devote himself to the profession.
“I am sure that knowledge and skills will come to those who are diligent and inquisitive,” he noted.
Photo: Dariya Yurlova.