Clingendael Academy had the pleasure to receive the junior diplomats from Bangladesh and Pakistan for an intensive six-week course. This training marked the thirteenth year of cooperation in diplomatic training with the two countries.
One of the diplomats (Mr. Mowahid Ali Kiani from Pakistan) noted at the end of the programme:
"Being at Clingendael felt like being in the heart of the city of peace & justice. Diversity of people, ideas and opinions, but all with a singular pursuit for a peaceful world defines the atmosphere at the Institute. The 6 weeks here have provided me with context to the chaos in the world and equipped me with the tools to navigate through the rough seas of international politics. Thank you for this amazing opportunity."
During these six weeks, the participants were given the opportunity to deepen their knowledge on current issues in international relations, security and trade, and to improve their diplomatic skills, such as negotiations, intercultural communication and public speaking, through practical sessions and simulations.