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08.11.2019 • Event Dedicated to the 10th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Diplomatic School

On November 8 th , celebrations dedicated to the 10 th anniversary of the establishment of the Diplomatic School were held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, heads of different government institutions and Members of Parliament were present. During the tour of the Diplomatic School the guests got acquainted with the permanent exhibition dedicated to the 10 th anniversary of the School followed by the oath ceremony of some of the graduates of the 2017-18 “International Relations and Diplomacy” programme. After the speeches of the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister, the Director of the Diplomatic School Vahe Gabrielyan presented the history of the establishment and development of the Diplomatic School. Emphasizing the importance of continuous state support, the assistance of experts from the EU the OSCE and international organizations in establishing Armenia’s own...

25.10.2019 • The visit of the high-school students of Shirak marz to the Diplomatic School of Armenia

On October 25 th ,   a group of high-school students   from several villages of Shirak marz (region) visited the Diplomatic School of Armenia by the initiative of the Children of Armenia Fund. The students had a short tour of the school premises , got a cquainted with its activities, the library and met with Vahe Gabrielyan, the Director of the Diplomatic School of Armenia. T he Director expressed the hope that the visit to the Diplomatic School will help the students make a final decision on their future profession and spoke about the importance of a diplomat’ s job.

24.10.2019 • Meeting with the Ambassador of Bulgaria in Armenia

On October 24 th Ambassador Vahe Gabrielyan, Director of the Diplomatic School of the MFA of Armenia met with Maria Pavlova Tzotzorkova, Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Republic of Armenia. Vahe Gabrielyan and Maria Pavlova Tzotzorkova discussed perspectives of cooperation among the Diplomatic School of Armenia, the Diplomatic Institute of Bulgaria and the Embassy of Bulgaria to Armenia. After the meeting the Bulgarian Ambassador had a short tour at the Diplomatic School and got acquainted with the daily activities of the School.

16.10.2019 • Meeting with the Delegation of Riga Graduate School of Law

On October 16 th Ieva Racenaja, Director of Riga Graduate School of Law and Ambassador Vahe Gabrielyan, Director of Diplomatic School of the MFA of RA had a meeting at the Diplomatic School of Armenia. During an exchange of experience and acquaintance with each other’s programmes directors. Vahe Gabrielyan and Ieva Racenaja discussed perspectives of future cooperation between the Riga Graduate School of Law and the Diplomatic School of the MFA of RA.

23.09.2019 • The Director of the Diplomatic School participates in the 46th Forum on Diplomatic Training (IFDT)

From September 18 to 21, 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 46 th   Forum on Diplomatic Training (IFDT). Directors of diplomatic training institutions from around 50 countries took part in the event. This year’s meeting, which was co-hosted by the Graduate Institute Geneva (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies) and UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research) , was a high level dialogue on diplomatic training devoted to the skills, knowledge, and talents needed by multilateral diplomats in 2030. The speakers included Ms Tatiana Valovaya , Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, Dr Francis Gurry , Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization, Mr Filippo Grandi , UN High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR...

23.09.2019 • Launching the 2019 English for Diplomats programme

The 2019 English for Diplomats programme was launched at the Diplomatic School on September 23. Developed in cooperation with leading British and US institutions of language teaching, the programme aims at enhancing communication and presentation skills and uses modern methods of language teaching and a contemporary corpus of diplomacy-related materials.

09.09.2019 • Launching the second 2019 mid-career training programme

On September 9 th, the Diplomatic School launched its second 2019 programme for m id-career training of diplomats . The lectures are delivered by   high-ranking diplomats from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs , lecturers and trainers from Armenian and foreign educational institutions, who impart their knowledge and experience to young diplomats. The over two-month certificate programme aimed at updating the participants’ knowledge of Armenia’s foreign policy agenda, as well as developing certain professional practical skills. Welcoming remarks at the start of the training were delivered by   the Director of the Diplomatic School, Ambassador Vahe Gabrielyan ․ The first   session   of the programme , “The current state of legislation regulating the diplomatic service of the RA” what was conducted by Mr . Tigran Galstyan,   the   acting   Head of the Department  ...

24.07.2019 • Training course for journalists

On July 24 th , in the Diplomatic School certificates were awarded to the participants of the 2019 Training Course for Journalists writing on foreign affairs-related topics. The training program started on July 10 th : it was initiated by the Department of Media and Public Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and implemented with the help of the Diplomatic School. During the course, the heads of relevant departments of the MFA, as well as other employees delivered lecture s on topics related to foreign policy. Certificates were handed to the participants by the Director of the Diplomatic School of Armenia, Ambassador Vahe Gabrielyan and by the Head of the Media and Public Diplomacy Department Serob Bejanyan. They congratulated the participants on the completion of the course and expressed the hope that the knowledge obtained during the programme would be useful in their further activities and would contribute to their professional...

13.05.2019 • Ambassador Vladimir Kazimirov‘s lecture for diplomats

O n May 13th , o n the occasion of the 25 th anniversary of the ceasefire agreement between Artsakh, Azerbaijan and Armenia, the Diplomatic School hosted Ambassador Vladimir Kazimirov, former co-chair in the OSCE Minsk Group, former head of Russia’s mediation mission on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement and special representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the NK peace process, who delivered a lecture for the diplomats of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia . Ambassador Kazimirov spoke in detail about events leading to the ceasefire, the history of the formation of the OSCE Minsk Group, some details of the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the ceasefire negotiation process and answered questions concerning some details of negotiations .  

18.04.2019 • The end of the “Mid-career training” 2019 programme

On April 18th, the graduates of the sixth annual “Mid-career training” 2019 programme of the Diplomatic School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs received their graduation certificates. The programme is designed for diplomats working at the MFA headquarters and officials from different public agencies responsible for external relations. 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 knowledge obtained during the programme will be useful in their current activities and will contribute to their further professional achievements.