The Graduation Ceremony of the Certificate Course in Basic Diplomatic Skills (39/2017), conducted by the Strategic Studies and Training Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was held at Winzinminyarzar Hall of the Ministry at 10 a.m. yesterday, with a closing address delivered by U Kyaw Tin, Union Minister for International Cooperation.
Present on the occasion were Retired Ambassadors, Director-Generals and Responsible Officials of the Departments under the Ministry, Senior Diplomats, Professors and Instructors as well as trainees. On this occasion, Director-Generals and Retired Ambassadors presented the certificate to trainees.
The 12-week long course comprised the subjects related to diplomacy, negotiation skills, international relations, international law, international conferencing, contemporary international affairs, economics, etc., and also the simulation exercises for some subjects. And it was attended by 207 trainees.
Since 2000, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has conducted Basic Diplomatic Training Courses for the public who are interested in diplomacy and international affairs. At present, there are 6,733 trainees graduated from the training program.