Posted on January 24, 2020

The Diplomatic Institute at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs celebrated the graduation of 75 new diplomats from the founding programme, in the presence of HE the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr Ahmed bin Hassan al-Hammadi, HE Director of Human Resources Department Ambassador Abdulaziz bin Abdulqadir al-Ahmed, and HE the Director of the Diplomatic Institute Dr Abdulaziz bin Mohamed al-Horr.

In his speech, HE the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr Ahmed bin Hassan al-Hammadi stressed the need to continue training and development of diplomatic cadres in order to serve the interests of the country and its citizens abroad.

He also stressed the importance of preserving the form and content of Qatari identity in the diplomat's interaction and actions both in the place of work or in public places, and that all their actions should stem from the spirit promoted by the country's leadership. He said that the graduates are the next generation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and today they take the first steps the path of Qatari diplomacy that has gained respect around the world. He praised the Qatari women who perform diplomatic duties, adding that there are many Qatari women diplomats who have become ambassadors representing Qatar in a number of capitals.

HE al-Hammadi called on the graduates to work together and respect the hierarchy of responsibility, which contributes to achieving the desired goals and quality of performance. He stressed the need for the diplomat to understand the law of the diplomatic and consular corps, which regulated the system of rights and duties. For his part, HE the Director of Human Resources Department ambassador Abdulaziz bin Abdulqadir al-Ahmed stressed the importance of team spirit, pointing out that the graduates of these courses were educated in the most prestigious universities inside and outside Qatar, expressing his confidence that this generation will carry out itsresponsibility with dedication and sincerity.

In his speech, HE the Director of the Diplomatic Institute Ambassador Dr Abdulaziz bin Mohamed al-Horr thanked HE al-Hammadi for his keenness to sponsor the graduation of all courses and for his advice. He stated that the year 2019 was full of founding programmes. He added that 123 diplomats joined this programme, 75 of whom were graduated, and the second batch will graduate next month. The first-place graduate Asma Darwish al-Emadi delivered the speech on behalf of the graduates, expressing her thanks to HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani for his unlimited support to young employees and his interest in new generations of diplomats for them to become highly qualified in representing the country to the fullest extent.

She added that the programme has strengthened their capabilities in dealing with diplomatic affairs in terms of skills, rules and principles of diplomatic and consular organisation, the art of building public relations and work across cultures, the development of Qatar's foreign policy, the history of Qatar, the principles of international law, and the rules and principles of diplomatic and consulate organisation.

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