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Building Confidence and Experience – Orientation Course for Defence Attachés and Diplomats in the South/South East Region

Complementary to national training, the Office of the Chief of Defense Staff of the Armed Forces of Sri Lanka and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GSCP) are holding an orientation course for the new Defence Attachés and Senior Officials involved in Defence, Diplomacy and international relations.

With the support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Sri Lanka, for the second time, the course is taking place in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 4 – 8 December, 2017 and in close cooperation with General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU).

The course analyses major international security issues, especially with regard to the ‘new threats’. It also covers practical issues of diplomatic protocol, as well as how to apply the Vienna convention.

Participants from 13 countries of the south and southeast region will gain confidence and experience through exercises such as an exemplary ‘Defence Attaché tour’. The aim of the course is to enable participants to act as diplomats and to achieve an impact in a rapidly changing complex environment.

The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), an international foundation at the heart of international Geneva. It is a leading Executive Education Centre in global security policy, and it aims to facilitate dialogue and exchange in support of peace, security and international cooperation.

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