Viktor Sadovnichiy noted that one of the tasks of MSU and other Russian universities is to develop international partnerships with educational and scientific organizations around the world. To build closer scientific and educational ties, MSU rector suggested to hold a forum of rectors of Russia and Egypt, and to choose Moscow University as the venue for the first meeting. The forum will allow the leaders of the universities of the two countries to get to know each other better and find new partners.
Mr. Ambassador noted the significance of this proposal for his country. He stressed that now relations between Russia and Egypt are experiencing a revival, and cooperation benefits both countries. As an expansion of opportunities for Egyptians to receive Russian education, Ihab Nasr suggested considering the possibility of opening a network of branches of Moscow State University and other Russian universities in Egypt.