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1st ever Special Course for Diplomats from Oman concludes successfully

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Embassy OF India
Muscat


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1st ever Special Course for Diplomats from Oman concludes successfully

A group of 25 diplomats from Oman’s Foreign Ministry visited India from 05-18 December 2021 to attend the “1st ever Special Course for Diplomats from Oman” which was held at the Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service (SSIFS), Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi.

The special course was organized within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between SSIFS and the Diplomatic Institute of Oman which was signed in 2018. Prior to this special course, fifteen diplomats from Oman have also undergone training at SSIFS.

The Special Course included modules on India’s foreign policy, economy, polity, syncretic culture, India-Oman bilateral relations, energy & maritime security, the Arab world & GCC, India’s relations with major powers, health diplomacy, climate change, digital empowerment, negotiation & diplomatic communication skills, and sessions on Yoga & Ayurveda.

Apart from class room lectures, the diplomats interacted with senior officials of Government of India and also visited Rashtrapati Bhavan, Election Commission of India, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and prominent media houses. They undertook study tours of historical and cultural monuments, including the National Museum & Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi. Outstation tour of Agra & Fatehpur Sikri was also organized, which gave the participants a first hand exposure to Indian history and architecture.

The Embassy congratulates all the diplomats for successful completion of the course and hopes that the course would have enhanced their understanding of India, its inclusive culture, its democratic politics and its diplomacy. The 1st ever special course reflects the special friendly relations between India and Oman and will contribute to strengthening of relations between the two countries.

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Muscat, 19 December 2021