Focus in economic diplomacy, Kabudi urges CFR graduates

17Jan 2020
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Focus in economic diplomacy, Kabudi urges CFR graduates

THE government has called upon the Diplomatic College to give practical lessons to students to enable them graduate and contribute in the national development especially at this time of the implementation of economic diplomacy.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Prof Palamagamba Kabudi said the government will be pleased to see the college offering lessons on strategies, geopolitics and democracy including human rights especially in the African context

He said the discipline offered by the college should not be theoretical only but must go together with practice so that it is used in the understanding of international relations in the world.

He also urged the college to revise its curricula from time to time as suggested so that it is not left behind by time.

“The world is fast changing. We have no option but to also go with the speed,” Prof Kabudi said at the College’s 22nd Graduation in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday.

He said it better for the college to be at the forefront in giving out these studies to the diplomatic community, representatives of international organizations and the business people in the country.

"I am pleased to hear that you have held talks with Angola’s ISRI College for the purpose of teaching in Kiswahili in Angola and that the draft agreement has already been prepared waiting for signature,” he said.

He added that the government the ambassadors of Iran, Libya, Russia, Indonesia and China have been using this scope of cooperation and exchange experience.

He also used the opportunity to welcome other embassies in the country to visit the College to give their own experiences to students and instructors, and added that it is better the College’s management to send invitations to all embassies in the country to give their own experiences.

Earlier, welcoming the official guest, the Permanent Secretary in the Foreign Ministry Dr Faraji Mnyepe said 453 graduated have been conferred with certificates.

The Diplomatic College was officially established on January 13 1978 by signing the agreement struck out by foreign ministers of two countries – by then Benjamin Mkapa of Tanzania and Joachim Chissano of Mozambique.

Since then the Diplomatic College has concentrated in preparing diplomats and experienced strategists in international relations.

The College was also used is preparing Mozambique freedom fighters, and later Angola, Zimbabwe and Namibia.