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22.09.2022 • Foreign languages training programme certificates

On September 22, diplomats who studied German, Turkish and Spanish at the Diplomatic School, from March to July, received their certificates of completion of the respective stages of instruction. Certificates were handed by the Director of the Diplomatic School of Armenia, Ambassador Vahe Gabrielyan.

12.09.2022 • Launching the 2022-23 "International Relations and Diplomacy" programme

On September 12th, the Diplomatic School of Armenia started its 2022-23 “International Relations and Diplomacy” programme. At the start of the programme, during a meeting of the students with the DS staff, the Director of the Diplomatic School, Ambassador Vahe Gabrielyan officially opened the programme and answered the questions of the students. Director Gabrielyan congratulated the students on being enrolled in the “International Relations and Diplomacy” programme of the Diplomatic School of Armenia, presented the nuances and particularities of the diplomatic service, and introduced the “International Relations and Diplomacy” programme. The Director and the staff also talked to the students about the procedures and rules at the Diplomatic School. The programme started with the“Introduction to International Relations” course, delivered by Professor Petr Kratochvil, senior researcher of the Institute of International Relations of...

05.09.2022 • Launching the 2022 mid-career training programme

On September 5th, the Diplomatic School launched its 2022 programme for mid-career training designed officials from different public agencies responsible for external relations. The programme started with the session “Legislation regulating the implementation of foreign policy in the field of public administration” (lecturer: L. Grigoryan). The lectures are delivered by high-ranking diplomats from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, lecturers and trainers from Armenian and foreign educational institutions. The programme includes lectures aimed at updating knowledge about the priorities of the foreign policy of Armenia, as well as developing professional practical skills.

29.07.2022 • Graduation of the first "Mid-career training" programme 2022

On July 29th, the graduates of the first “Mid-career training” programme of 2022 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. Diplomats who joined the MFA in May, took part in the current programme. Certificates were handed to the graduates by the Director of the Diplomatic School of Armenia, Ambassador Vahe Gabrielyan, who congratulated the diplomats and expressed confidence that the knowledge obtained during the programme will extend their knowledge and skills and will contribute to their further professional achievements.

28.07.2022 • The Graduation Ceremony of the “International Relations and Diplomacy” 2021-22 Programme

On July 28th, students of the “International Relations and Diplomacy” 2021-22 prgoramme received their graduation certificates during a ceremony attended by the President of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Abdul Shahid and high-ranking diplomats of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia. Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan handed the certificates to the graduates, congratulating them on the successful completion of the programme and for achieving another height. In his speech he expressed the hope to see many of the graduates soon at the Ministry on a daily basis and wished them success in their future professional activities.

27.06.2022 • Meeting with the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Armenia

On June 27th, Ambassador Vahe Gabrielyan, Director of the Diplomatic School of Armenia met with Bolat Imanbayev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Armenia. Ambassador Imanbayev had a tour of the premises of the School, got acquainted with its activities and academic programmes. Perspectives of cooperation among the Diplomatic School of Armenia, the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Armenia and the Institute of Diplomacy of Kazakhstan were discussed.

13.06.2022 • Meeting with the British Ambassador to Armenia

On June 13th, Ambassador Vahe Gabrielyan, Director of the Diplomatic School of Armenia, met with John Gallagher, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia. Ambassador Gallagher had a tour of the premises of the School and got acquainted with its activities.

10.06.2022 • Meeting with the Secretary General of the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development

On June 10th, Ambassador Vahe Gabrielyan, Director of the Diplomatic School of Armenia, met with Ambassador Mohamed Khalil, Secretary General of the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt and with the Ambassador of Egypt to Armenia, H.E. Mr. Bahaa El Din Bahgat Dessouki. Perspectives of cooperation and implementation of joint projects among the Diplomatic School of Armenia, the Institute for Diplomatic Studies of the MFA of Egypt and the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development were discussed during the meeting.

30.05.2022 • Study Tour to Strasbourg, Brussels and Geneva

A study tour of the Diplomatic School students to EU institutions, International Organisations and Diplomatic Missions of Armenia in Strasbourg, Brussels and Geneva took place from May 14 to 25. Graduates of the 2020-21 “International Relations and Diplomacy” programme, who were recruited by the MFA, also took part in it. On May 16 th and 17 th , the DS students and graduates visited the European Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, and acquired a better insight of the activities of the institutions. They also met with Arman Khachatryan, Permanent Representative of Armenia to the Council of Europe, and the staff of the Mission, who spoke about the daily activities of the Armenian Representation and answered the students’ questions. While in Strasbourg, the group also visited its History Museum. From 18 th to 20 th of May, the Diplomatic School visited the main institutions of the EU in Brussels: the European Commission,...

01.05.2022 • Study Tour to Artsakh

The study tour of the Diplomatic School students to Artsakh took place from April 25 to 28. Graduates of the 2020-21 “International Relations and Diplomacy” programme, who were recruited by the MFA, also took part in the study tour. On April 26 th , the participants of the study tour visited the Stepanakert Memorial Complex and laid flowers at the monument to the victims of the Armenian Genocide and at the monuments to and graves of the freedom fighters killed in the Artsakh wars. On the same day, meetings were held with the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan, the Human Rights Defender Gegham Stepanyan, the State Minister Artak Beglaryan, the Secretary of the Security Council Vitaly Balasanyan and the President of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan. On April 27 th , the participants of the study tour also met with the Speaker of the National Assembly Artur Tovmasyan. During the meetings, the students and graduates of the...

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