The 3rd Familiarization Programme for Resident Diplomats is being held at the Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service (SSIFS), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) from 22-26 March 2021. This is the third edition of this programme, the first and second editions were held in January and February 2021 respectively. Thirty Two (32) diplomats from resident Missions (Embassies/High Commissions) from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas are participating in the programme.
The programme was inaugurated on 22 March 2021 by Amb. J.S. Mukul, Dean (SSIFS). Senior officers from the MEA will be addressing diplomats on a wide variety of foreign policy issues during the week-long programme which is aimed at giving an introduction and perspective on India and its foreign policy including contemporary dimensions, challenges, strategic issues, relations with neighbouring countries and major powers, development partnership and health diplomacy etc. A panel discussion on India’s economic initiatives by Invest India, CII and FICCI is also envisaged.
March 22, 2021