On June 28, 2022, a working meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Malaysia to the Russian Federation Dato’ Bala Chandran Tharman was held in the Administration of the Kursk region. The meeting was attended by: Governor of the Kursk region Roman Vladimirovich Starovoit, Deputy Governor of the Kursk region Viktor Nikolaevich Karamyshev, Chairman of the Committee for Economics and Development of the Kursk region Levon Grigoryevich Osipov, Rector of KSMU Professor Viktor Anatolyevich Lazarenko.

The sides discussed issues of cooperation in the educational, economic and trade spheres, as well as the situation in the region related to the special operation in Ukraine. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary personally made sure that the situation in the city is calm, and nothing threatens student safety.

Dato’ Bala Chandran Tharman put forward a number of proposals to expand bilateral cooperation, which he announced to the Governor, inviting him to visit Malaysia at his convenience. The proposals concerned trade, tourism and cultural exchange.

The Governor of the Kursk region supported the desire to strengthen friendship and mutually beneficial contacts. As a result of the meeting, the parties agreed to develop trade and economic cooperation.

Viktor Anatolyevich noted that Kursk State Medical University has been fruitfully cooperating with Malaysia since 1997. Since 2000, KSMU has been recognized in Malaysia, which is a huge achievement in the field of export of educational services. Among the 50 medical universities in Russia, only 5 have recognition of medical education received in Russia.

In turn, the Ambassador thanked the Rector of KSMU for the excellent organization of the educational process and creation of good conditions for foreign students.