News / Announcements

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...

12.09.2017 • International Forum on Diplomatic Training

From the 6th to the 9th of September, the Director of the Diplomatic School of Armenia, Ambassador Vahe Gabrielyan participated in the 44th meeting of Deans and Directors of Diplomatic Academies and Institutes of International Relations (known as IFDT, International Forum on Diplomatic Training), hosted in Santiago by the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile. The forum was attended by representatives of around 50 institutions of diplomatic training from all continents that came to Santiago to discuss new trends and challenges in educating future diplomats.  "Diplomatic Training on the Content and Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" was the main topic of the Forum.   

24.08.2017 • Signing of a MoU with Turkmenistan

On August 24 th , in the framework the of official visit of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to Armenia, the Diplomatic School of the MFA of Armenia and the Institute of Foreign Affairs of the MFA of Turkmenistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding. It was signed by the Director of Diplomatic School of the MFA of Armenia, Vahe Gabrielyan and the Rector of Institute of Foreign Affairs of the MFA of Turkmenistan, Baba Zakhirov. The MoU envisages a cooperation of the two parties in a number of fields, such as the training of future and serving diplomats, exchange of academic resources and other fields of cooperation.    

26.07.2017 • Diplomatic School students meet with Minister of Defence Vigen Sargsyan

On July 26 th students of the Diplomatic School were hosted by the Minister of Defence Vigen Sargsyan. The Minister spoke about the Armenia’s engagement in different international peace-keeping operations, cooperation with other countries and international security organizations, the modernization of armed forces, principles of some recently introduced reform programs, the situation on the line of contact between the armed forces of Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan and the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and answered the student’s questions on these and those topics. 

30.06.2017 • First round of the admission exams 2017-2018

The first round of the admissions exams for 2017-2018 "Diplomacy and International Relations" annual program of the Diplomatic School of Armenia took place on June 30 th . The applicants were offered a choice of two essay questions on international relations. Those who pass the written exam, will be invited to an interview at the end of July. The programme will start in September 2017 and will last up to Summer 2018.

23.06.2017 • “Mid-career training” programme graduation

On June 23rd, participants of the “Mid-career training” 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 public agencies of the Republic of Armenia. The certificates were handed to the graduates by the director of the Diplomatic School of Armenia, Vahe Gabrielyan, who congratulated them and emphasized the importance of the programme not only in terms of updating theoretical knowledge and practical skills of the participants, but also in terms of deepening of working relations between the respective departments of different state agencies.