[I have participated to the opening ceremony of the First GCSP Orientation Course for the Defence Attaché together with Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Aravinda Gunatilleke, Chief of Defense Staff (CDS); Vice-Chairman KDU, Rear Admiral Jagath Ranasinghe, Vice Chancellor, KDU; His Excellency Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn, Ambassador of Switzerland to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and to the Republic of Maldives. Concentration made my face look much too serious!
The course, very well organised by GCSP and the office of the Chief of Defense Staff (OCDS), with the support of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), had a great start, with great participants!]
Defence Attachés (DA) operate at the intersection of diplomacy, strategy, economics and public relations. As their roles and missions are complex and evolving, it is important for new Defence Attachés to be properly prepared to take on new functions.
Following the success of the nine previous years’ training course, the GCSP organised for the tenth time, in collaboration with the Royal Jordanian National Defense College in Amman, a five days training course for military officers and civil servants involved in International Relations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Yesterday, I have opened the course with brigadier general Naser Al Maihrat.
Within the framework of the ATT Network the GCSP organized its sixth executive education course on effective implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) from 26 to 30 September 2016 in Dakar (Senegal) jointly with its Senegalese partners (the National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons, the Senegalese Armed Forces, and the Centre for Graduate Studies on Defence and Security – CHEDS).
A delegation of the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, led by Vice-President Fu Mengzi, visited the GCSP on Friday 17 June 2016.
Invité par l'Association de la ligne fortifiée de la Promenthouse à l'occasion de son assemblée générale annuelle le 26 mai 2016, le colonel EMG Christian Bühlmann y a présenté le GCSP sous le titre Une nouvelle ligne de défense - Le centre de politique de sécurité, Genève, composante de la politique de sécurité suisse.
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