The Academy Rector held a meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Argentina Ricardo Ernesto Lagorio, during the visit of the Ambassador to Kazakhstan. This year, a memorandum of cooperation is expected to be signed between the Academy and Argentine Diplomatic Academy.
A keen exchange of views took place on the prospects for the development of the diplomatic service in modern conditions and the role of educational institutions in training for it. The Ambassador cited as an example of a wholly changing world by a smartphone. When he started his diplomatic career, there were no smartphones. With their advent it became easier and harder to establish contacts at the same time. The technological challenges that the world faces equally affect the diplomatic service, changing its character, intensity, content.
In Ambassador’s view, today a huge distance between Kazakhstan and Argentina is not an obstacle for rapprochement of positions on the global agenda, especially since the foreign policy views of both countries have a lot in common. This is, above all, the desire to develop peaceful relations with all countries and the desire to play an active role in shaping the global order.
In practical terms, the parties agreed to establish contacts between diplomatic institutions through videoconferences, inviting lecturers and experts, exchange of internships and practitioners. The Ambassador personally expressed his readiness to give lectures to undergraduates and doctoral students of the Academy, noting the importance of conceptual generalizations of current diplomatic practice.