Participants of "Foreign Service Program" for young diplomats visit Nakhchivan
Participants of the "Foreign Service Program" for young diplomats, jointly organized by the Institute for Development and Diplomacy of ADA University and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, visited Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.
The diplomats were accompanied by Aygun Hajiyeva, Advisor to Vice Rector for Government, External and Student Affairs, ADA University, Deputy Director of the Institute for Development and Diplomacy , Chinara Mammadli, the Administrator of the Program and Leyla Hasanova, the Coordinator, as well as Raman Mammadov, Legal and HR section of the MFA, and the head of the organizational and control department Hasan Mammadzade.
On the first day of the visit, the guests first visited the monument of Great Leader Heydar Aliyev and laid flowers on foot of the monument. Then they met with Fuad Najafli, plenipotentiary representative of the President of Azerbaijan in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. Fuad Najafli, wishing success to the diplomats who have just started working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, informed them about the instructions he received from the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, regarding the development of Nakhchivan.
Later, the participants got acquainted with the Heydar Aliyev museum.
The first day of the visit continued with a meeting held at the Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. During the meeting, the head of the Department, Vusal Alakbarli, gave information about the activities of the institution and answered the questions of the diplomats.
Aygun Hajiyeva informed the employees of the Department about the activities and programs of the ADA University and the Institute for Development and Diplomacy operating under the University.
The participants who finished the meeting here went to Nakhchivan State University and listened to the lecture of University professor Elman Jafarli on "Zangazur Corridor, Construction of Nakhchivan Railway and History of Kars Treaty".
On the second day of the trip, the guests visited the "Ashabi-Kahf shrine" religious and cultural monument complex. They also got acquainted with Duzdag Mine and Duzdag Physiotherapy Center.
It should be recalled that a total of thirty-eight diplomats have started intensive training since October last year within the framework of the "Foreign Service Program" for young diplomats organized by the Executive Education Program of the Institute for Development and Diplomacy.
Different modules of the program, taught by experienced staff of ADA University, state institutions, local and foreign research centers, covered important topics for diplomats. These topics included the history of diplomacy, geopolitical characteristics of the Caspian basin, Azerbaijan's foreign policy, relations with neighboring countries, negotiation skills, as well as energy issues, international humanitarian law, the fight against international terrorism and a number of other important areas.
In addition, young diplomats were trained on practical topics such as body language, professional and diplomatic communication ("networking"), as well as presentation skills and diplomatic correspondence.