VP Boakai Urges Development Diplomats To Promote Liberia’s Image
MONROVIA, August 29 (LINA) -Vice President Joseph Boakai has observed that the Development Diplomat Program at the Foreign Ministry plays a critical role in fostering the good image of Liberia.
The Vice President said the program has the potential to reap fruits from engagements in the investment sphere and foster unity within the comity of nations.
He said the Government has given the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), which
was reactivated in 2008, a new and deeper slant toward training in development diplomacy, and that with the reshaping, the institute now focuses on training in culture, investment opportunities and financial management as well as negotiations in trade and economic cooperation and assistance.
According to a release, Vice President Boakai made the observation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday, August 28, in his commencement address at the graduation of thirty-seven Development Diplomats from the FSI of the Ministry of
Vice President Boakai, who was addressing graduates of the FSI for the second time in six years, said the Gabriel L. Dennis Foreign Service Institute, in total devotion to its mission, continues to tread the path of enhancing the training of aspiring Liberian diplomats and other foreign service officers to bolster the Liberian Foreign service arena.
The Liberian Vice President called on the graduates to engage in development diplomacy which has become a prominent part of Liberian diplomacy, the release from the Office of the Vice President said.