Diploma in Diplomacy (DiD) programme series 1/2015: “Arabic Products and Folklore Exhibition”
Eighteen participants of the Diploma in Diplomacy (DiD) programme series 1/2015 had the opportunity to attend the Arabic Products and Folklore Exhibition which was held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on 13 May 2015. The aim of the exhibition, which was organised by the wives of ambassadors from 11 Arab countries, is to promote the traditional food, lifestyle and culture of the Arab communities to the local people. The 11 countries involved in the exhibition were Palestine, Lebanon, Oman, Morocco, Egypt, Kuwait, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Qatar and Sudan.
The function was graced by Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, the wife of our Prime Minister. Proceeds from the event were presented by the organiser to Yayasan Permata through Datin Seri Rosmah as its patron.
The short visit to the event was a great platform for the participants to extend their professional networking with the Arab countries’ diplomatic corps based in Kuala Lumpur. It also served as a great avenue for the participants to put into practice the diplomatic soft skills and cross-cultural communication skills taught in class during the DiD programme.
Reported by: Carmallia Budiaty Che Embi
Diploma in Diplomacy 1/2015