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26.12.2018 • The Graduation Ceremony of the “International relations and Diplomacy” 2017-18 programme

On December 25 th , students of the 2017-18 “International Relations and Diplomacy” programme of the Diplomatic School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs gathered at the MFA for a graduation ceremony, attended by senior diplomats. The certificates were handed to them by the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan. Congratulating them he stated: “Your future is ahead of you, you are citizens of Armenia, you are part of nation, who boast an acute sense of a dignity, self-confidence, honour and identity. It is my desire to see you as a part of our collective character and that have your professional input in the strengthening of this character. I wish you success in all your initiatives. On behalf of all of us I express my gratitude and appreciation to the Diplomatic School, which is a true moulder of specialists in our field of activity.    

05.11.2018 • Study Trip of DS 2017-2018 Programme Students to Estonia

From October 28 to November 2, the students of the Diplomatic School of Armenia visited Estonia as part of their study programme. They had meetings at the Estonian School of Diplomacy, at Estonia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the Parliament and at a number of educational and non-governmental organizations in Tallinn and Tartu. The visit started with the Estonian School of Diplomacy, where the DS students had an introductory meeting with Ekke N õ mm, the Director of the School, about the regional and foreign policies of Estonia and the cooperation between the Estonian School of Diplomacy and the Diplomatic School of Armenia. On the same day, the students met with Raul M ä lk, a former Foreign Minister and currently the Special Envoy for the Baltic Sea Region at the MFA, and Priit Turk, former Estonian Ambassador to Georgia and Armenia and currently the Director of East Europe and Central Asia Department of the MFA. From October 30 to...

01.10.2018 • The Director of the Diplomatic School participates in the 45th Forum on Diplomatic Training (IFDT)

From September 19 to 23, the Director of the Diplomatic School, Ambassador Vahe Gabrielyan participated in the annual meeting of the Deans and Directors of Diplomatic Academies and Institutes of International Relations, the 45 th Forum on Diplomatic Training (IFDT). Directors of diplomatic training institutions from over 40 countries took part in the event. This year’s meeting, which was hosted by one of the permanent co-chairs of the Forum, the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy of Georgetown University, was dedicated to “Diplomacy in an Era of Disruption and Discontinuity” and as usual, to modern developments in diplomatic training. The Director also held meetings at the US Department of State with the Director of Caucasus Affairs and Regional Conflicts Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Alicia Allison, as well as with Deputy Director of Board of Examiners of the Foreign Service Colombia Barosse and other officials responsible for conducting...

01.10.2018 • The Lectures of the Director Gabrielyan in the US

Invited by the University of Minnesota on September 13 and 14, the Director of the Diplomatic School, Ambassador Vahe Gabrielyan delivered lectures at the Alworth Institute of the University of Minnesota, Duluth (USA). Director Gabrielyan spoke about the priorities and main challenges of the foreign policy of Armenia, particularly the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as well as historical facts on Armenian Genocide, the policy of denial by Turkey, the current state of relations between Armenia and Turkey, the efforts of Armenia in condemning and preventing genocides at different international platforms and the ‘Aurora’ humanitarian initiative. Students, lecturers and researchers of the University of Minnesota, leaders of the local Holocaust memorial trust, members of the Duluth community made up the audience for whom these lectures were the first public events about Armenia.

25.07.2018 • Graduation ceremony of the Training Course for Journalists

On July 25 th , the graduation ceremony of the Training Course for Journalists was formally closed at the Diplomatic School. The training programme was designed in cooperation with the MFA Department of the Information and Public Diplomacy and was the third in a row. The lectures on the main priorities and challenges of Armenian foreign policy of the eight-day long programme were delivered by high-ranking officials and ambassadors of the MFA. The Director of the Diplomatic School, Ambassador Vahe Gabrielyan and MFA Spokesmen Tigran Balayan summed up the programme and handed the certificates to the participants.  

16.07.2018 • Training programme for journalists 2018

On July 16 th , by the initiative of the Information and Public Diplomacy Department of the MFA a training programme for journalists started at the Diplomatic School of Armenia. The 8 day-long programme on Armenian’s foreign policy priorities, regional and international issues is for journalists who cover international affairs, and lectures are delivered by the respective MFA officials and ambassadors. The participants were welcomed by the Director of the Diplomatic School, Ambassador Vahe Gabrielyan and the Speaker of the MFA Tigran Balayan. Vahe Gabrielyan spoke about the importance of such kind of programmes, which help the participants to aquire a more detailed knowledge of Armenia’s foreign policy and diplomatic activities. He drew the participants attention on some specifics of the covering of the international issues and expressed the hope that the programme will be beneficial both them and the MFA. Tigran Balayan emphasized the fact that...

06.07.2018 • Meeting with Sir Simon McDonald

On July 6 th , the Permanent Under Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK, Sir Simon McDonald delivered a lecture for the students of the Diplomatic School and MFA stuff. Sir McDonald spoke about the characteristics of diplomatic service, emphasizing the role of diplomacy for the interstate relations, the main directions of the UK foreign policy, Brexit, as well as about certain developments of the international relations and answered the questions from the audience.

19.06.2018 • “Mid-career training” programme graduation

On June 19 th , participants of the “Mid-career training” 2018 programme of the Diplomatic School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs received their graduation certificates. The programme is for diplomats working at the MFA headquarters, as well as for employees working at the different state agencies of the Republic of Armenia. The certificates were handed to the graduates by the Director of the Diplomatic School of Armenia, Ambassador Vahe Gabrielyan, who congratulated them and expressed confidence that the theoretical knowledge and practical skills being obtained during the programme will be useful in their current activities and will contribute to further professional achievements.

05.06.2018 • Taking the Diplomats Oath

On June 5 th , an oath ceremony was held for the graduates of the 2016-17 “International Relations and Diplomacy” course of the Diplomatic School of Armenia in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 16 young diplomats took the oath for the diplomatic service and joined the service. Minister of Foreign Affairs Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and high ranking officials from the Ministry were present at the ceremony.

18.05.2018 • The study tour of the Diplomatic School students to Artsakh

The annual study tour of the Diplomatic School students to Artsakh took place from May 12 to 16. On May 12 th , led by the Director of the School, Ambassador Vahe Gabrielyan, the students visited the Araks river valley, the city of Kovsakan and Ishkhanadzor village, where agricultural and development important projects are in progress. The other day students visited one of the regiments of NKR Defence Army, talked with the officers and soldiers on duty and were briefed on certain aspects of military life and training. On May 15 th , students had an opportunity to meet the officials holding the highest offices of power of the Republic of Artsakh. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the students met with Mr. Masis Mayilyan, the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Artsakh, who briefed the DS students on the priorities of NKR foreign policy and the main tasks of the Ministry and answered their questions. The Speaker of National Assembly, Ashot Ghulyan...