The 2nd Special Course for diplomats from Maldives is being held at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) of the Ministry of External Affairs of India from 24 June – 06 July 2019. 8 young diplomats from Maldives are participating in the Course. The Special Course was inaugurated at FSI on 24 June 2019. Amb. J.S. Mukul, Dean (FSI) also hosted a welcome reception for the diplomats from Maldives.
Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs of India and other senior officers of the Ministry would address the diplomats from Maldives as part of the training programme. The Special Course would include modules on India’s foreign policy, key international issues, multilateral diplomacy and diplomatic skills. The diplomats from Maldives would also get an exposure to India’s economic and technological development and undertake study tours to experience the rich cultural heritage of India.
To date, 47 diplomats from Maldives have participated in FSI training programmes for foreign diplomats.
India attaches the highest importance to its relationship with the Maldives which is marked by trust, transparency, mutual understanding and sensitivity. Under the Government of India’s ‘neighbourhood first policy’, India stands ready to fully support the Government of Maldives in its socio-economic development. This Special Course will further strengthen India’s friendly ties with Maldives.