The Eurasian Peoples' Assembly signed an Agreement with the Largest University in Indonesia

11/03/2024 17:54

The headquarters of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly in Moscow hosted a landmark meeting, which initiated new areas of international cooperation. Andrei Belyaninov, the Assembly Secretary General held negotiations with members of the Indonesian delegation, which included representatives of the Indonesian Nahdlatul Ulama University Yogyakarta. The delegation was headed by the Rector of the largest university in Indonesia, Mr. Widya Priyahita Pudjibudojo, M.Pol.Sc..

The rector thanked for the reception and remarked: “Russia and Moscow are like a second home for me. I lived here for three years. And I want to say that relationships and ties with Russia will not end. We want to strengthen relationships with universities as well as community organizations.”

“For us, the most important thing today is humanitarian cooperation,” said Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly Andrei Belyaninov, “And it is a great honor if you will be the largest partner in Indonesia for us. Teach us, help us how to work with Indonesia. We don’t know your country that well yet.”

During the discussion of possible cooperation between the parties in the field of education and science, an interesting proposal supported by the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly arose. That is the possible preparation and holding of the Forum of Rectors of Higher Education Institutions of Russia and Indonesia, possibly also ASEAN countries. According to Deputy Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly Yulia Petrova, “the idea has been around for a long time, but its implementation has not yet happened. Usually the Union of Rectors of Russia deals with such topics, but if such a respected international organization as the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly becomes the initiator and co-organizer, there will be a very large-scale and in-depth discussion of issues of international education.”

In addition, the parties raised the issue of student exchanges between the Indonesian University of Yogyakarta and Russian universities as part of the organization of a special school for foreign students during the holidays.

The detailed conversation between the parties resulted in signing of a Cooperation Agreement between the International Union of Non-Governmental Organizations "Eurasian Peoples' Assembly" and Nahdlatul Ulama University Yogyakarta. The document cemented the intentions of the parties to expand and strengthen cooperation, as well as the exchange of accumulated experience and information on topics that are relevant to the development of business ties and international humanitarian cooperation.

As part of the Agreement, the partners agreed to organize joint bilateral and multilateral events, develop and implement educational programs that promote the development of long-term and comprehensive scientific relations between organizations from different countries.

Speaking about the importance of expanding international relations with educational organizations, Yulia Petrova noted the importance of promoting programs and initiatives to strengthen intercultural and intergenerational dialogue, sharing knowledge about youth participation and leadership, contributing to the implementation of the sustainable development agenda for the period until 2030, including joint projects on scientific diplomacy on the topic of “youth management” for sustainable development, organizing international round tables, discussions and developing joint educational programs.