"I am glad I studied in that institute and I am grateful to institute professors who helped me become who I am," said President Aliyev.
MGIMO was a good school to the Azeri president as he was taught diplomacy and the history of international relations. Moreover, "we were taught political science, although there was no such thing (in Russia) in those days. We were taught to analyze events, which helped me a great deal, played a crucial role in my life," said the 42-year-old president.
He said he was looking forward to visiting his alma mater. The president's speech in MGIMO is prominent on his Moscow visit agenda.