Telangana Today, 4th May 2019
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Dr Ausaf Sayeed emphasised that there will be no barrier between India's ambassador and its people in abroad.
Jeddah: The doors of the Indian embassy will always remain open to the NRI [JB – Non-Resident Indian] community which can approach the office with their concerns and constructive suggestions, Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Dr Ausaf Sayeed said.
He emphasised that there will be no barrier between India’s ambassador and its people in abroad.
Speaking at a rousing reception on Friday evening in Riyadh, he said “involving every people for whom we work is style of my work starting from beginning of service as Passport officer from Hyderabad to Ambassador in Riyadh.”
The new Ambassador recalled that he was dubbed as a ‘people’s diplomat’ and would uphold similar approach as Ambassador also.
Dr Ausaf Sayeed said that he can be easily accessible to the community as public diplomacy [JB emphasis] would be one of his top..
Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times, Dec. 22, 2018
Image from, with caption: Alex Edelman | picture-alliance | dpa | APIrwin Steven Goldstein, of New York, during his confirmation hearing to be Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] at the United States Department of State, before the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on November 1st, 2017.
Excerpt:“Rex Tillerson and Jim Mattis are two of the finest people ever to serve in government,” said Steve Goldstein, who was under secretary of state [JB – for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs] and he was fired along with Mr. Tillerson. “They were very close and worked hard at trying to do what was best for the country, and sometimes that meant being brutally honest with folks at the White House.” …
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Testimony, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs U.S. House of Representatives, Sub-Committee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations …
[P]reventing electoral violence is one of our three main objectives for our diplomacy and programs. When I was in Nigeria, I asked officials from both major parties to sign pledges that their candidates would conduct peaceful campaigns, and both major candidates have now signed a peace pledge. In assessing potential “hot spots” for violence, we look at places that are historically volatile around elections such as Rivers and Borno states. We look at states that are currently tense, especially if state-level politics are contentious like those in Benue, Plateau, as well as those in high-stakes locations with large populations such as Kano. We regularly engage with civil society organizations working in these “hotspots” and support their peacebuilding e..
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Abu Dhabi FestivalPublished on Mar 30, 2018
H.E. Philip Parham, UK Ambassador to the UAE, highlighting the importance of Cultural Diplomacy
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SEOUL, March 12 (Xinhua) — South Korea's unification ministry in charge of inter-Korean relations said Tuesday that it will seek talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to facilitate dialogue between the DPRK and the United States.
The ministry said in its 2019 work plan, submitted to the presidential Blue House, that it will push for inter-Korean talks, through which Seoul can help facilitate the dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington.
It noted that South Korea will intensify the virtuous cycle of improved inter-Korean relations leading to progress in the Korean Peninsula's denuclearization.
The work plan came as the second DPRK-U.S. summit in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi ended without agreement.
Following the Hanoi summit, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the continued talks between the DPRK and the United States would be the most important, indicating his willingness to find a ..