Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP): Diplomatic Training Course (DTC) for International Participants 2/2013
IDFR had successfully organised the Diplomatic Training Course (DTC) for International Participants Series 2/2013 from 23 September – 11 October 2013. The second series was attended by fourteen (14) diplomats namely from Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Jordan, Laos, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Solomon Island, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Uzbekistan and Yemen.
The objective of the three week course conducted under the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) was to enhance the participant’s knowledge on diplomacy and diplomatic skills. Apart from that, the course was also designed to provide exposure to Malaysia’s experience in managing its foreign policy and international relations.
Among the modules included in the course were International Humanitarian Law, Terrorism, Diplomacy in Crisis Management, Security Issues and Challenges in South East Asia, Human Rights Law, ASEAN and Global Movement of Moderates to name a few. The participants were also brought on several study visits to various government ministries and agencies including the state visit to Johor and Melaka.
Overall, the participants were pleased with arrangements made as the course has also enabled the building of network and friendship among them and especially with the officials in Malaysia. The Certificate Presentation Ceremony was graced by the new Director General, YBhg. Dato’ Md Hussin Nayan. Also present were the representatives of the diplomatic corps and representatives from the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP).