ESD hosted a delegation of Arab diplomats study visit

ESD currently runs a development cooperation project that aims to train the diplomats from MENA countries, from Mauritius and from the member-countries of the Indian Ocean Commission.

On September 29 – October 4, 2019, ESD hosted a delegation of 7 diplomats representing Algeria, Morocco, Jordan, Palestine, and Tunisia as the last study visit in the framework of this project.

The program of the study visit introduced Estonian best practices from several fields including ICT and e-governance, public and digital diplomacy, state protocol, and legal affairs. Also, the visits to the Parliament of Estonia and to the MFA Estonia took place. Study visit also accommodated open lectures of H.E. Ilir Meta, President of Albania and by Mrs. Katya Vogt (IREX) on dis-information. Valuable training session on intercultural communication was conducted by Mr. Paul Hendrix from Clingendael.

The study visit was financed by MFA Estonia, from the development cooperation framework.

Delegation:

Mr. Sofiane HAMROUCHE
Desk officer at the information analysis desk,
General Directorate of Communication, Information, and Documentation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Algeria

Mr. Mohammad Mahmoud Mofleh
AL SARHEED First Secretary,
Director assistant for consular affairs,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Ms. Sara CHENTOUF
Secretary of Foreign Affairs,
Desk Officer, Directorate of the Greater Maghreb and the Arab Maghreb Union and the African Union Affairs; Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco.

Ms. Masa Raghebabu BAKER
Desk officer, Arab affairs department, Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates

Mr. Sami BOUGHANMI Head of division,
General Directorate of Legal Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia

Mrs. Yuad HAMDALLAH
ESD 2019/20120 scholarship student, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, the State of Palestine

Mr. Muath TEZEGHDENTI
ESD 2019/20120 scholarship student,
Secretary of Foreign Affairs at the Directorate of Public Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia