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First graduates of diplomatic school

23 March 2011

On 17 February, the Diplomatic School of the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs turned an important page in its history with the graduation of its first students.
12 top students were recruited to the diplomatic service and will receive diplomatic attaché status if they successfully pass a 6-month probation period. “I hope the day will come when perhaps most diplomats, if not all of them, will be graduates of the Diplomatic School”, said Edward Nalbandyan, the Foreign Minister of Armenia in his congratulatory speech. The Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Raul de Luzenberger, and the Head of the OSCE Office in Yerevan, Sergey Kapinos, attended the graduation ceremony.
The Diplomatic School has received financial and advisory assistance from the EU Delegation to Armenia, the OSCE and UN offices in Yerevan. Professionals from Russia, Estonia, Finland, USA, Great Britain, Romania, Japan, Slovakia and Switzerland, as well as foreign ministers and around 20 ambassadors from different countries gave lectures at the Diplomatic School during the year.
Professional training for future diplomats offered at the Diplomatic School is intended for postgraduate students of higher educational establishments. All candidates who pass a 3-stage competitive selection process can study free of charge. The new academic course for 2011 was launched on 15 February.

First graduates of diplomatic school

On 17 February, the Diplomatic School of the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs turned an important page in its history with the graduation of its first students. 12 top students were recruited to the diplomatic service and will receive diplomatic attaché status if they successfully pass a 6-month probation period. “I hope the day will come when perhaps most diplomats, if not all of them, will be graduates of the Diplomatic School”, said Edward Nalbandyan, the Foreign Minister of Armenia in his congratulatory speech. The Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Raul de Luzenberger, and the Head of the OSCE Office in Yerevan, Sergey Kapinos, attended the graduation ceremony. The Diplomatic School has received financial and advisory assistance from the EU Delegation to Armenia, the OSCE and UN offices in Yerevan. Professionals from Russia, Estonia, Finland, USA, Great Britain, Romania, Japan, Slovakia and Switzerland, as well as foreign ministers and around 20 ambassadors from different countries gave lectures at the Diplomatic School during the year. Professional training for future diplomats offered at the Diplomatic School is intended for postgraduate students of higher educational establishments. All candidates who pass a 3-stage competitive selection process can study free of charge. The new academic course for 2011 was launched on 15 February.