Sixth All-Arab meeting of graduates of the Soviet and Russian institutions of university level higher education
On October 19th 2008 an inauguration of the Sixth All-Arab meeting of graduates of the Soviet and Russian higher education institutions took place at the university of Damascus. The meeting was organized by the Syrian association of graduates and "INKORVUZ" with the assistance of the representation of Roszarubezhtsentr in Syria.
The member of the Regional governing body of the Arab Socialist Ba'th Party, the chairman of the Syrian society of friendship with Russia Dr. Yasser Huriya spoke at the inauguration of the meeting. He welcomed participants and visitors of the meeting and noticed that graduates of the Soviet and Russian higher educational institutions had always played a considerable constructive role in political, economic and cultural life of SAR. He brought into focus the important contribution of the graduates into development and strengthening of all-round fruitful cooperation of Syria and Russia that was noticed and highly respected by the Syrian governing body. Y. Huriya wished the present company pleasant stay in Syria, which had become the organizer of such an event for the first time.
The ambassador of the Russian Federation S.V.Kirpichenko pointed out particularly: "In the Arabian world there are a lot of large economic objects which have become obvious symbols of great friendship and cooperation between our peoples. It is enough to name the Euphrates hydroelectric power complex or High-rise Aswan dam. However, our graduates are alive and, no doubt, the most valuable result of longstanding communications. It is important that they, certainly, follow humane values and progressive ideas, which have to promote an establishment of new, just and safe, world order".
The deputy head of Roszarubezhtsentr A.S.Sarymov spoke at the ceremony of the inauguration. In his speech he congratulated the present company with the beginning of the Sixth All-Arab meeting of graduates of the Soviet and Russian higher education institutions and noticed that one of the most important problems for the Russian center of international scientific and cultural cooperation under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia was to promote graduates of the Russian and Soviet higher education institutions, and to act in close contact with national associations of graduates in aid of expansion of all-round mutually profitable cooperation between Russia and Arabian countries.
After the inauguration ceremony the present company was invited to the party in honor of the Sixth meeting of graduates. At the party members of the delegation and visitors could have talks, establish new interesting acquaintances and discuss problems of current interest of graduates societies of all countries.
Numerous representatives of the Syrian mass media, in particular the central TV of Syria, journalists of newspapers and radio were present at the inauguration ceremony. More than 600 persons visited the inauguration ceremony.
In prospect working sessions of the Sixth meeting of graduates will take place in the Russian cultural center in Damascus where an exhibition of Russian universities, which delegated their representatives to Syria, is opened.