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British High Commissioner distributed certificates to IYDS participants


Islamabad, 16 February 2024 (TDI): A contingent of the 5th International Young Diplomats School (IYDS) visited the British High Commission in Pakistan, as part of the specialized training initiative.

The participants had the honor of meeting with the esteemed High Commissioner, Jane Marriott, to deepen their understanding of the foreign policy of the United Kingdom (UK) as well as the bilateral ties between Pakistan and the UK.

A contingent of the 5th International Young Diplomats School (IYDS) visited the British High Commission in Pakistan, as part of the specialized training initiative.
A contingent of the 5th International Young Diplomats School (IYDS) visited the British High Commission in Pakistan, as part of the specialized training initiative.

The cohort engaged in a thoughtful exchange of ideas and insights with the Envoy, exploring various aspects of diplomatic practices and bilateral relations between the two nations.

The High Commissioner of the UK enlightened the participants regarding the diplomatic protocols and etiquette by delving into the intricacies of international relations.

She discussed the historical background of the bilateral relationship between Pakistan and the UK, highlighting the establishment of diplomatic ties. She also explored the factors contributing to the enduring friendship between the two nations.

Thoughtful discussions on shared global challenges highlighted how countries can collaborate to address common issues such as climate change, health crises, and regional security.

Pakistan-UK Ties

The UK and Pakistan have historically maintained strong diplomatic ties, marked by collaboration in various fields. The relationship encompasses areas such as trade, education, defense, and cultural exchange.

The UK is one of Pakistan’s significant trade partners and a source of foreign direct investment. Additionally, both countries collaborate on various regional and global issues.

International Young Diplomats School

The Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies (IPDS) launched the International Young Diplomats School (IYDS) as a ground-breaking program to highlight the value of diplomacy in the rapidly evolving, globally connected world.

It is the 5th International Diplomats School, in which participants are given opportunities to interact with Ambassadors of different Embassies.

IPDS has organized the Fifth Edition of the IYDS from 13-16 February 2024 in Islamabad. The participants are young professionals with diverse backgrounds, students, and faculty members across Pakistan.

During the School, the participants will be meeting hosted by Ambassadors of different countries at their offices. You can see details about the program here, especially about our earlier cohorts. You can also see our profile here.

IYDS is based on the model of the Public Diplomacy approach for offering an opportunity for Diplomatic Missions to meet diverse groups of professionals and young people from across Pakistan having various ethnic, religious, linguistic, and regional backgrounds.

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Hence, offering the Diplomatic Missions to increase their outreach and interaction with the young people from across Pakistan.

On the other hand, IYDS offers young people to meet Ambassadors and Diplomats to learn more about countries and build stronger relationships while returning to their communities.

The group of 16-20 participants ages 18-40 having diverse academic and professional backgrounds from different regions of Pakistan joined to be part of the program.

The program includes visits to different diplomatic missions in Islamabad and information sessions with Ambassadors, Diplomats, and other Embassy staff.

Ambassadors and Diplomats will share insights about their missions, countries, and opportunities for education, development, and trade with the participants.

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