Within its seminar on 16/2/2017, the Diplomacy Institution invited H. E. Ambassador Edward Dejerjian to address a lecture on USA policy towards Middle East; between the past and present times. The seminar has been attended by number of their Excellency Management directors & Ministries employees
Within its seminar on 16/2/2017, the Diplomacy Institution invited H. E. Ambassador Edward Dejerjian to address a lecture on USA policy towards Middle East; between the past and present times. The seminar has been attended by number of their Excellency Management directors & Ministries employees. He initiated his speech by general notes on the USA foreign policy and the situations in the Middle East. He pointed out the diplomats' role importance in representing their countries interests.
He further assure that he never witnessed more difficult situations in the Middle East than those witnessed currently. The stage which the USA policy passes through nowadays is very difficult and such policy faces many challenges.
He referred to the importance of research centers to form the foreign and local policy. The most important of which is Beeker Center which he represents. He assured that such center has its major role to help in directing and providing the policy makers in USA with objective information and creative recommendations. He also referred that they offered lately, in 3rd. James Beeker Institution for general policies, more than 20 studies on Middle East situations which have been dispatched to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and senior officers in the foreign affairs management.
He also discussed the diplomat mission, and assured that listening to others skill, sustainable learning and cultures deep understanding are the most features of the good diplomat. The foregoing shall contribute to develop the diplomat ability to represent his country affairs and expressing thereof. He further referred to the importance of the language as mastering other languages is excellent issue and works to distinguish the respective person. He emphasized on the importance that the diplomat person must acquire ability to address objective recommendations based on full understanding and express frankly his ideas and to be ready to defend thereof.
He offered Mr. George Pall as example, who was the second man in the Ministry of foreign affairs during Vietnam war, who was convinced that participating in such war is faulty matter and shall cost USA much without achieving any results. He wrote a memo in such idea and reported thereof to the supreme management, without being afraid that such may affect his reputation and vocational career. At that time the common thinking was based on the idea that this war shall block the Communist extension. At the end he proved that he was right in his idea, as such war worked to torn the USA people and did not stop the communist extension.
Mr. Dejerjian, said that in 1975, they reported a Memo to the Ministry of Foreign affairs and the president referring to lessons they learned from Vietnam war. He added that “If we remember and learned from such lessons then we did not reach to Invading Iraq Country"
Lately, he emphasized on the importance that the diplomat shall acquire ability to offer objective recommendations based on understanding and expresses his ideas in frank manner then defending thereof strongly.