KABUL (Pajhwok): Ten young Afghan diplomats are participating in the Second Joint India-China Capacity Building Program that commenced in New Delhi on Monday.
The course for Afghan diplomats that will continue until November 23 is being held at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) of the Ministry of External Affairs of India.
The inauguration of the training programme was held at FSI in New Delhi where Ambassador J.S. Mukul, Dean welcomed the participants.
He mentioned that 179 Afghan diplomats have undergone training at FSI, which he said was the largest number of diplomats from any country.
Sun Weidong, Ambassador of China to India, Tahir Qadiry, Cd’A, Afghan Embassy, New Delhi, Dr. Xu Jian, President, China Foreign Affairs University and Dr. Deepak Mittal, Joint Secretary (PAI), MEA were also present at the inauguration and briefly addressed the participants.
A day earlier, Dean (FSI) hosted a welcome reception for the participating diplomats and Chinese delegation.
The intensive two-week course would include training modules on various topics covering India’s foreign policy, key international issues, multilateral diplomacy and diplomatic skills.
The participants would get an exposure to modern India’s economic and technological developments. They would also undertake study tours to experience the rich cultural heritage of India.
The 1st Joint India-China Capacity Building Program for Afghan diplomats was held at FSI from 15 to 26 October 2018 as part of an understanding reached between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Wuhan Informal Summit.
Ten Afghan diplomats participated in the training program in 2018.