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The XVIII course of Diploma in Diplomacy & World Affairs was inaugurated on 6th February, 2018 at the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute (BIDTI). Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam delivered the inaugural address explaining the importance of diplomacy in the multipolar world. He emphasized the challenges to diplomacy with the advent of social media, particularly in the 21st century.

Chief Guest, Ambassador of Switzerland His Excellency Heinz Walker- Nederkoorn delivered the keynote speech on ‘Openness as key factor for independence and welfare of Switzerland’, explaining the key elements of the Swiss foreign policy. (Listen to speech)

As in the past over 100 participants from all walks of life have enrolled for the XVIII diploma course that would continue till February, 2019.

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