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27.03.2018 • The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxemoburg Jean Asselborn at the Diplomatic School of Armenia

On March 27 th Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxemoburg Jean Asselborn met with the students of “International Relations and Diplomacy” 2017-2018 programme of the Diplomatic School of Armenia and diplomats from the Ministry. Minister Asselborn spoke about the EU current policies and the role of the Luxembourg within the EU, stressed the importance of the recently signed Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Armenia and answered questions about economic and political challenges facing the EU today.

05.03.2018 • The beginning of the 2018 mid-career training program

On March 5 th , the 2018 “Mid-career training program for diplomats and officers in charge of international affairs at public agencies” launched at the Diplomatic School. The lectures are delivered by high-ranking officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other respective government agencies, as well as by leading lecturers and trainers from Armenian and foreign educational institutions. The two-month certificate program is annual and runs already for the fourth time. It is aimed at updating the participants’ knowledge on the Armenian foreign policy agenda, as well as developing certain professional practical skills.   The first class of the course was “The activity of Armenian Church: challenges and realities”, which was delivered by the Head of Protocol and International Relations Department of the Armenian Church Natan Archbishop Hovnannisyan.

05.03.2018 • The Special Advisor to the Cabinet of PM, Dr. Tomohiko Taniguchi at the Diplomatic School

March 5 th , the Diplomatic School hosted Mr. Tomohiko Taniguchi, the Special Advisor to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe . Dr. Tomohiko Taniguchi spoke about Japanese foreign policy challenges and perspectives, and possibilities of cooperation between Armenia and Japan. The lecture was followed by a questions and answers session and was moderated by Deputy Foreign Minister Armen Papikyan.

22.02.2018 • The visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Madagascar Henry Rabary-Njaka to the Diplomatic School of Armenia

On February 22 th  the Diplomatic School  hosted the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Madagascar Henry Rabary-Njaka, who delivered a speech for the students of “International Relations and Diplomacy” 2017-2018 course of the Diplomatic School and diplomats of the MFA of the RA. In his speech and in response to the questions that followed, Minister Rabary-Njaka presented the challenges and priorities of Madagascar’s foreign policy, the current status of bilateral relations between Armenia and Madagascar, spoke about the Francophonie summit in Yerevan in October 2018 and stressed the   importance of the cooperation between the two countries not only within the scope of the International Organization of Francophonie, but also on a bilateral level.  

13.02.2018 • Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil in Armenia, H.E. Mr. Agemar de Mendonça Sanctos at the Diplomatic School

On February 13 th , the Diplomatic School hosted the Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil in Armenia, H.E. Mr. Agemar de Mendonça Sanctos. On his first visit to the School Ambassador Sanctos learned about its activities, discussed possibilities of cooperation between the Diplomatic School of Armenia and the Rio Branco Institute (Diplomatic School of Brazil), in line with the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two Institutions in 2016. Director Vahe Gabrielyan introduced the Diplomatic School to the guest and stressed the importance of such initiatives. The parties discussed a range of possible modes of cooperation.

15.01.2018 • The beginning of the 2018 Consular training program

On January 15 rd the Diplomatic School started its 2018 “Consular training” annual programme. The lectures are delivered by respective officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other government agencies. The training is specifically designed for the diplomats and lasts one month. The first class of the course was “The rights, duties, and activities of Consuls according to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and “Law on Consular Service” of the Republic of Armenia”. It was delivered by the Head of Legal Department of the MFA, Mrs. Satenik Abgaryan. 

05.12.2017 • YSMU “Heratsi” high-school students visit to the Diplomatic School

On December 5 th , the Diplomatic School hosted a group of senior students of the YSMU “Heratsi” high-school. The Director of the Diplomatic School , Ambassador Vahe Gabrielyan spoke about the mechanisms of the development and implementation of the foreign policy of Armenia, the structure and activities of the Diplomatic School of Armenia and replied to numerous questions on Armenia’s foreign policy challenges, diplomatic service and the regional and global developments.  

05.12.2017 • “International relations and Diplomacy” 2016-17 programme Graduation Ceremony

On December 5 th , participants of the “International relations and Diplomacy” 2016-17 programme of the Diplomatic School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs received their graduation certificates at a ceremony attended by high-ranking officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The certificates were handed to the graduates by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, Edward Nalbandian, who congratulated them and wished success in their future careers. 

31.10.2017 • Study Trip of DS 2016-2017 Programme Students to Estonia

From 23 till 27 of October, students of the Diplomatic School of Armenia of the 2016-17 promotion visited Estonia. They held meetings in Estonia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the Parliament, at the Government, at the Office of the President and in various non-governmental organizations in Tallinn and Tartu. On October 23th, the DS students visited Estonian ICT showroom, and learned about Estonian experience on E-Governance. The meeting with the Director of the Estonian School of Diplomacy (ESD), Ekke Nomm and the stuff of the School was followed at the ESD. On 24-26 of October, various meetings with high ranking officials took place at the MFA of Estonia, its Government and Parliament and the Office of the President of Estonia. Among the speakers were Marina Kaljurand, a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Raul Mälk, a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, and currently the Special Envoy for the Baltic Sea Region at the MFA, Simmu Tiik, former...

18.09.2017 • The launch of the 2017-18 "International Relations and Diplomacy" programme

On September 15 th , the Diplomatic School of Armenia started its 2017-18 “International Relations and Diplomacy” programme. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Edward Nalbandian officially opened the programme, and answering the questions of the students, spoke about the specifies of Diplomacy as a profession, the negotiation process for the peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Kharabakh issue, international and regional challenges and other topics. At a subsequent meeting with the Director of the Diplomatic School of Armenia Vahe Gabrielyan and the school stuff, Director Gabrielyan congratulated the students on being enrolled in the “International Relations and Diplomacy” programme of the Diplomatic School of Armenia and reminded that the best of them will become diplomats and represent Armenia at different international platforms. On September 18 th , the first lecture of “Introduction to International...