News / Announcements

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.

15.04.2019 • Launching the 2019 Consular training program

On April 15 th , the Diplomatic School launched its annual   “Consular training” programme. The lectures are delivered by respective officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other related government agencies. The training is specifically designed for diplomats and lasts one month. Welcoming remarks at the start of the training were delivered by the Director of the Diplomatic School, Ambassador Vahe Gabrielyan and the acting Head of Department in charge of Treaties and international Law of the MFA, Mr . Tigran Galstyan. The first session 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”, was presented  by the acting Head of  Division of Implementation of International Treaties and Law, Tigran Vardanyan.

19.02.2019 • Eurasia International University College students visit to the Diplomatic School

On February 19 th , the Diplomatic School hosted a group of students of the Diplomatic and Legal Courses of the Eurasia International University College . In his welcoming remarks t he Director of the Diplomatic School , Ambassador Vahe Gabrielyan appreciated their interest in diplomacy and legal affairs from such a young age and said that he is full of hope that the visit to the Diplomatic School will give answers to many questions and help them make a final decision on their future profession. In a lively question and answer session director Gabrielyan answered the student’s questions on the structure of the Diplomatic School and the process of admission, aspects of the diplomatic service in general and that of Armenia, as well as priorities of Armenian foreign policy and other related topics. 

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 • Lectures of Director Vahe 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.