On March 28, 2018, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia, E.P. Mr. Rahmat Pramono had a fruitful meeting with the rector of the Russian-Tajik Slavonian University (RTSU) Mr. Salihofim Nurali Nazarovich to explore the untapped potential cooperation between the universities of Indonesia and the Russian Tajik Slavic University of Tajikistan. The meeting was held at the RTSU in the framework of a public lecture by Mr. Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia with the theme of Indonesia-Tajikistan Bilateral Relation.
"Indonesia and Tajikistan have a mutually beneficial relationship, and next year both countries will celebrate the 25th anniversary of bilateral relations," said Ambassador Said. "Therefore, the two countries should cooperate to improve communication between peoples through cooperation in the field of education between universities in the countries concerned," he added. According to the ambassador, the Tajik student has a great desire to study in Indonesia, and this can be a good start for establishing cooperation between universities.
While according to the RTSU's Rector, Mr. Salikhov Nurali Nazarovich, his university welcomes the initiatives of the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to establish education cooperation between universities, particularly on the exchange of students and academic staff. "The Russian-Tajik Slavic University cooperates with all universities in the world, but not with Indonesian universities," he said. In addition, he expects that this meeting paves the way for fruitful cooperation between RTSU and Indonesian universities in the near future.
The meeting ended with a gift exchange between two high-ranking officials, followed by the public lecture by the Ambassador of Indonesia on the topic "Bilateral relations between Indonesia and Tajikistan" and some traditional performances from Indonesia's cultural center in Astana.