A Special Training Module on ‘Reformed Multilateralism’ for Diplomats from the Dominican Republic (DR) is being held virtually from the Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service (SSIFS), Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi on 16 June 2021. Seventy (70) diplomats are participating in the programme who would be joining in from the Institute of Higher Education in Diplomatic & Consular Training (INESDYC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dominican Republic .
The programme was jointly inaugurated on 16 June 2021 by Amb. J.S. Mukul, Dean (SSIFS) and Dr.Jose Espaillat, Dean (INESDYC). During the one- day programme, retired Ambassadors addressed the diplomats on ‘Reformed Multilateralism’ with regard to the UN and WTO. There were special interventions in the sessions by the DR Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva and the DR Deputy Permanent Representative in New York.
Earlier, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between SSIFS, MEA, India and INESDYC, MFA, DR was signed on 3 October 2017. In 2019, a Special Course for Diplomats of DR was organised by SSIFS. So far 13 diplomats from DR have participated in different courses for foreign diplomats conducted by SSIFS.
Diplomatic relations between India and the Dominican Republic were established in 1999. Bilateral relations are friendly and cordial and continue to widen and deepen in all domains. Along with India, DR was one of the Founding Members of the International Solar Alliance.
16 June 2021