On May 21, 2022, the International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS) hosted a delegation from India led by His Excellency Mr. Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State for Culture and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India.
The launch of the meeting was marked by welcoming speeches by Mr. Arjun Ram Meghwal and Dr. Dmitriy Voyakin, the Director of IICAS. Following the opening part, members of the Indian delegation from the Indian side as well as the staff of IICAS who took part in the meeting introduced themselves. Further, Dr. Voyakin briefly outlined the main directions of the institute's activities, talked about the history and management structure, dwelling on the most important achievements over the past years.
Special focus was made on the prospects for establishing cooperation between IICAS and relevant research organizations, expanding academic ties with scientists and researchers from India. Mr. Arjun Ram Meghwal was also briefed on the actions and activities undertaken in the framework of India's forthcoming accession to IICAS as a full Member State.