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Institute builds diplomatic capacity in Kingdom

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Prak Sokhonn, centre, at the National Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations. Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn said yesterday that the establishment of the National Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations (NIDIR) has been significant in building diplomatic capacity within the Kingdom.

“The establishment of the institute has reformed how we conduct foreign affairs.”

“[Officials] have been recruited to protect national interests, including the Kingdom’s sovereignty and independence,” Mr Sokhonn said.

He said NIDIR has taken on and trained 88 diplomatic officers since its establishment in 2017.

Tean Samnang, director the of NIDIR yesterday highlighted the success the institute has enjoyed regarding developing skilled human resources to help with diplomatic affairs.

He said that from 2017 to 2019, 88 diplomatic officers have undergone 583 training workshops in diplomatic affairs.

He added that through NIDIR, a further 276 officers from various authorities designated to work overseas have received orientation courses regarding their roles.

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