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Young Afghan diplomats on study tour to US

Young Afghan diplomats on study tour to US

Dec 04, 2012 - 12:51

WASHINGTON (PANinfo-icon): 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 Kabulinfo-icon 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 Afghanistaninfo-icon, 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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