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Annual Disarmament and International Security Affairs Fellowship Programme observes participation of diplomats from 27 countries

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Young diplomats from around 27 countries are participating in Annual Disarmament and International Security Affairs Fellowship Programme that aims at equipping them with the knowledge and perspectives on various contemporary disarmament, non-proliferation, arms control and international security affairs.

About Annual Disarmament and International Security Affairs Fellowship Programme:

It is the first Annual Disarmament and International Security Affairs Fellowship Programme organised by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

The programme was inaugurated by the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament, Izumi Nakamitsu and Foreign Secretary, Vijay Keshav Gokhale on January 14, 2019.

The programme is being held at the Foreign Services Institute from January 14 to February 1, 2019.

The aim of the fellowship programme:

“It covers a range of issues relevant to disarmament and international security such as global security environment, weapons of mass destruction, certain conventional weapons, space security, maritime cooperation, security of cyberspace, export controls and emerging technologies,” the MEA said.

As per the PTI, the programme aims at equipping participants with knowledge and perspectives on various contemporary disarmament, non-proliferation, arms control and international security affairs.

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