August 10, 2020

Instilling Dominican Public Diplomacy in Uruguay

In the picture the Minister Counsellor Dr. Eugenio Matos, Dr. Maria Azpiroz and Ambassador Luis Arias Nuñez. Under the sponsorship of Diplomat Magazine Netherlands, the Ministry of Education and Culture of Uruguay and the International Public Diplomacy Council, in collaboration with the Dominican Embassy in Montevideo, was hosted on November 28th a lecture entitled “Public Diplomacy for Developing States”, which took place in the National Library of Uruguay. The guest speaker was Dr. Eugenio Matos G, lawyer, violinist and Dominican diplomat with a successful career in the field. He was awarded in 2018 by the School of Law of the…

Qualities of a Good Diplomat

By H.E. Dr Hisham Al-Alawi, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to The Netherlands. History of Diplomacy:  Diplomacy is a profession like medicine or law; its goal is to advance the national interests of a country through dialogue, negotiation and cooperation with the governments of other countries. It was only in the 18th Century that the organization and administration of Diplomacy within a single entity i.e. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), run by a Minister, came into force (Berridge, 2005). The Foreign Office in UK was created in 1782 and the US State Department in 1789. Between 1840 and 1880, the…