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India-China trains Afghan diplomats as part of 3rd country joint projects

The inauguration of the training programme was held at FSI. Ambassador J.S. Mukul, Dean (FSI) welcoming the participants mentioned that 179 Afghan diplomats have undergone training at FSI, which is the largest number of diplomats from any country.

, ET Bureau|
Nov 11, 2019, 09.37 PM IST
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Sun Weidong, Ambassador of China to India, Mr. Tahir Qadiry, Cd’A, Afghan Embassy, New Delhi, Dr. Xu Jian, President, China Foreign Affairs University and Dr. Deepak Mittal, Joint Secretary (Pak-Afghan-Iran), MEA were also present at the inauguration and briefly addressed the participants.
The 2nd Joint India-China Capacity Building Programme for Afghan Diplomats is being held at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) of the Ministry of External Affairs from November 11 to 23 November. 10 young diplomats from Afghanistan are participating in the Course which is part of India-China joint projects in third countries.

The intensive two-week course would include training modules on various topics covering India’s foreign policy, key international issues, multilateral diplomacy and diplomatic skills. The participants would get an exposure to modern India’s economic and technological developments, officials told ET. They would also undertake study tours to experience the cultural heritage of India.

The inauguration of the training programme was held at FSI. Ambassador J.S. Mukul, Dean (FSI) welcoming the participants mentioned that 179 Afghan diplomats have undergone training at FSI, which is the largest number of diplomats from any country.

Sun Weidong, Ambassador of China to India, Mr. Tahir Qadiry, Cd’A, Afghan Embassy, New Delhi, Dr. Xu Jian, President, China Foreign Affairs University and Dr. Deepak Mittal, Joint Secretary (Pak-Afghan-Iran), MEA were also present at the inauguration and briefly addressed the participants.

The 1st Joint India-China Capacity Building Programme for Afghan diplomats was held at FSI from 15 to 26 October 2018 as part of an understanding reached between PM Narendra Modi, and Xi Jinping, President of China at the Wuhan Informal Summit. 10 Afghan diplomats participated in the training programme in 2018.

India is committed to partner with Afghanistan in its efforts to emerge as a united, peaceful, secure, stable, inclusive and economically vibrant nation, officials said.

Both countries are looking at other areas to cooperate in Afghanistan. India's edge in agriculture and medical services combined with China's hybrid rice and

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