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24.11.2019 • The study tour of the Mid-career training programme participants to Artsakh

The study tour of the Mid-career training programme participants to Artsakh took place from November 20 to 24. On November 20 th , led by the Director of the School, Ambassador Vahe Gabrielyan, the diplomats visited one of the regiments of NKR Defense Army and got acquainted with the daily routine of the military.   The diplomats also visited the border village of Talish, talked to the mayor, got briefed about the work and development plans in Talish. The next day the participants of the study tour met with the officials holding the highest offices of power of the Republic of Artsakh. At the National Assembly, the diplomats met with Mr. Ashot Ghulyan, the Speaker of the National Assembly, who spoke about the programmes of international cooperation by Artsakh’s Legislature, as well as about achievements of Artsakh in political and diplomatic spheres. Mr. Ghulyan congratulated the Diplomatic School on the occasion of the 10 th anniversary of its...

19.11.2019 • FM Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with the participants of the mid-career training programme

On November 19, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the RA Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with the participants of the mid-career training programme of the Diplomatic School of the MFA of the RA. The Minister touched upon the conceptual aspects and priorities of the foreign policy and national security issues of the RA. Speaking about the diplomat's work, the Foreign Minister emphasized the importance of professional approach in the diplomatic service and implementation of practical goals, and answered the questions of the diplomats.

11.11.2019 • Sergey Lavrov's Lecture at the Event Organized by the Diplomatic School in Matenadaran

On November 11, by the initiative of the Diplomatic School of the MFA of RA the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation met with the alumni of the Diplomatic School, newly appointed diplomats and students of several universities of Armenia. Minister Lavrov delivered a lecture on the foreign policy of the Russian Federation, touched upon its priorities, bilateral relations of Russia and Armenia and the cooperation relations of the two countries in the framework of regional integration processes, emerging new world order, as well as regional security and conflict resolution, speaking also about the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. In his answers to the questions from the students, Sergey Lavrov talked about urgent political issues, particularly Russia’s involvement in the Syrian crisis, cooperation between the EU and the RF and other issues.

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  ...

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