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STUDY VISIT BY PARTICIPANTS OF THE DIPLOMA IN DIPLOMACY (DID) OF THE IDFR TO MANILA, PHILIPPINES

 


 

STUDY VISIT BY PARTICIPANTS OF THE DIPLOMA IN DIPLOMACY (DID) OF THE INSTITUTE OF DIPLOMACY AND FOREIGN RELATIONS OF MALAYSIA, TO MANILA, 18-25 MAY 2013

 

 

 

The Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia made a study visit to the Philippines from 18 to 25 May 2013. The study visit comprised of a batch of 11 Malaysian junior diplomats, who are undergoing the IDFR’s Diploma in Diplomacy (DiD) course. The DiD is designed to equip them with knowledge and skills in the practice of diplomacy and international relations. Part of the DiD course involves an attachment programme at an Embassy of Malaysia abroad. For the current session, the attachment programme will be at the Embassy of Malaysia in Makati. The participants were led by H.E. Ambassador Dato’ Zulkifli Yaacob, Director of IDFR.

 

 

 

The participants embarked on a substantive programme in the Philippines. On 20 May 2013, the participants were hosted to a welcome dinner by H.E. Dato’ Mohd Zamri Mohd Kassim, Ambassador of Malaysia to the Philippines, at the official residence of the Ambassador (Rumah Malaysia). The dinner was attended by officials and staff of the Embassy as well as their spouses. The participants also visited and were briefed at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Foreign Services Institute and the Asian Development Bank on 21 May 2013. On 22 May 2013, H.E Ambassador hosted a luncheon for the participants with officials from DFA, foreign junior diplomats posted in Manila and Embassy officials. During the study visit, the participants were also involved in on-the-job training at the various offices of the Embassy and they also received briefings on the various works and aspects of the Embassy’s offices. The participants also visited and were briefed at the MATRADE and Tourism Malaysia offices located at Fort Bonifacio Global City.