The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday, 27 August graduated seven female law enforcement officers who successfully completed a two-week intensive training in basic diplomacy, protocol and etiquette training.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, the seven female law enforcement officers were recruited from the Liberia National Police (LNP).
The training was conducted by the Foreign Service Institute at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with support from the International Development Law Organization (IDLO).
Speaking at the program marking the closing ceremony, Deputy Foreign Minister for Administration Mawaine Diggs admonished the graduates to utilize the knowledge acquired to effectively discharge their duties at assigned areas.
“It is a pride to see young women ceasing unto opportunity to improve their capacity and we hope you apply what you have learned,” Deputy Minister Diggs stressed.
Also speaking at the closing program, Foreign Service Institute Acting Director General Mr. Remongar Dennis thanked the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) for the support.
He adds that there is a need for more capacity building of employees and officials serving in various government ministries and agencies.
While presenting the trainees, Ambassador George W. Wallace, Jnr, indicated that the participants are trained to serve their country diligently, admonishing them to be professional in their engagement with foreign guests.Ambassador Wallace also emphasizes the need for authorities at the LNP to ensure that police officers continue to benefit from Trainings in Protocol and Etiquette as well as in Basic Diplomacy.
For his part, FSI Coordinator Mr. John Yormie notes that the Institute has succeeded in organizing two effective and successful protocol training programs for employees of several government ministries and agencies.–Press release