Young Afghan diplomats on study tour to US
WASHINGTON (PAN): A group of 15 young Afghan diplomats kicked off their training visit to the United States -- to develop their diplomatic, communication and management skills -- with a welcome reception hosted by the Deputy Secretary of State William Burns on Monday.
Representatives from the US and Chinese embassies in Kabul jointly selected this group of promising young diplomats, who this past May participated in a two-week training program in Beijing sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Burns was joined at the reception by Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yesui and Afghan Charge d ‘Affaires Meerwais Nab.
While in Washington, the group will learn more about US policy regarding Afghanistan, US-China relations and how foreign policy is developed in the US, the State Department said in a statement.
During their two-week stay, the group is scheduled to visit the Chinese and Afghan embassies, tour Washington, visit the Congress, meet with diplomats and scholars from various think-tanks and practice diplomatic simulations at the University of Maryland.
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