Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA) has signed a cooperation protocol with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China to boost diplomatic training between the two countries.
The agreement, signed by His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State and Member of the Board of Trustees of EDA, and HE Qin Yaqing, President of China Foreign Affairs University, will foster innovation in the field of diplomatic staff training and enable the exchange of information and documentation on subjects of common interest through the two academies respective libraries and archives.
The protocol of cooperation follows the ongoing UAE state visit to China, during which the two countries established a joint strategic investment fund worth US$10bn and a signed a second agreement to collaborate on oil and gas projects with the China National Petroleum Corp and Mubadala Petroleum.
EDA, the UAE’s pioneering integrated foreign policy academic and research centre, offers integrated academic teaching and executive education with research activities in the specific context of the UAE and the region. During the course of the programme, students are exposed to a range of ideas, studies and research in the international diplomacy sector.
As part of its efforts to become an integrated academic centre, the Academy offers a Post-Graduate Diploma Programme and also provides short-term training courses to meet the needs of current employees in the fields of foreign policy and diplomacy in the UAE. The Academy conducts in-depth studies on the region and the UAE to build a knowledge base in the field of international relations and diplomacy, which will support the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and decision-makers in the UAE.