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Singapore Trainer For Govt Officials

A five-day training was yesterday launched to help strengthen the Fijian Government’s diplomatic services. The training is conducted by the Singapore Co-operation Programme for public servants. Singapore protocol training co-ordinator
19 May 2015 09:21
Singapore Trainer For Govt Officials
Singapore protocol training co-ordinator Belinda Tay (left), and the Public Service Commission Permanent Secretary, Parmesh Chand, at the opening of the Protocol Training for Fijian Government officials at Nasese in Suva yesterday. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

A five-day training was yesterday launched to help strengthen the Fijian Government’s diplomatic services.

The training is conducted by the Singapore Co-operation Programme for public servants.

Singapore protocol training co-ordinator Belinda Tay said she was privileged to be facilitating the training.

“This is a very comprehensive programme on protocol training. We will cover things like how to organise incoming official visits and looking at various components and the many facets that make up a visit,” she said.

Public Service Commission Permanent Secretary Parmesh Chand officially opened the training at the Public Service Centre for Training and Development in Nasese.

“Fiji, despite its geographical limitations, continues to embrace the changes brought by globalisation which has put us at the centre stage of diplomacy recently.

“For instance last year Fiji hosted three State visits, a milestone for our country. This justifies the need for such training to enable states like Fiji to be better equipped with the skills and knowledge to allow successful diplomacy to eventuate in times of such visits and the many more visits to come to our shores,” he said.

Participant Ministry for Women’s senior administration officer Amelia Nairoba thanked the PSC for providing the protocol training for Government officials.

“We have several bilateral relationships in terms of assistance; we have India, China and Indonesia. We are always hosting programmes and we do not have officers trained in protocol within our ministry,” she said.

“We hosted several events this year but had to ask for help on protocol from Foreign Affairs.”

She said the five-day training would help them develop their in-house training in protocol and related matters.

Feedback: shreeti.prasad@fijisun.com.fj

 




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