ADA Foreign Policy Program finishes six-month state training program
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 24 / corr Trend / K.Zerbaliyeva /
The Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) organized a six-month foreign policy training program for several state bodies.
Foreign Ministry officials participated in the six-month-training program together with 24 specialists from the State Customs Committee, State Oil Company of the Azerbaijani Republic, Emergency Situations Ministry, Culture and Tourism Ministry and Economic Development Ministry, ADA told Trend on Nov. 24.
The diplomatic service program covered international relations, international economy and trade, consulate affairs, social diplomacy, leadership and communication abilities and regional studies.
Trainers and educators were invited from leading universities in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The participants visited the regions, refugee camps and military units. Cultural programs, meetings and debates with state and diplomatic bodies were organized for program participants. The participants selected for the program were assigned to one-month-training in Azerbaijani embassies in the U.S., Great Britain, Russia, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland.
Emergency Situations Minister Kamaladdin Heydarov, State Customs Committee Chairman Aydin Aliyev and Deputy Foreign Minister Vagif Sadigov participated in the awards ceremony after the training.
"The friendly relations between diplomats and civil employees invited to the course will contribute to enhancing cooperation between state bodies," ADA Rector Hafiz Pashayev said.
"The Azerbaijani Diplomatic Academy, as a relatively young university, was able to achieve significant success," Heydarov said. He added that the department will continue cooperating with the academy in employee training.
At the end of ceremony, documentary films shot during the students' trainings were shown and certificates were presented.
About 80 students have graduated from the ADA foreign policy program in the past three years.
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