Canada has a strategic interest in developing an Indo-Pacific policy that aims to enhance Canadian engagement with states in the Indo-Pacific region from a holistic perspective, and one that emphasizes shared values, norms, and interests. Strengthening Philippines-Canada ties would be an essential part of a Canadian Indo-Pacific strategy that is anchored on building up various continue reading : Expert Asserts Shared Values and Interests Guide Canada’s Indo-Pacific Visioning
The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) hosted the 12th Annual Meeting of Deans and Directors of Diplomatic Training Institutions of ASEAN Plus Three (ASEAN+3) from 19-21 April 2017 at the Manila Ballroom A of the Marriott Hotel Manila in Pasay City. Heads of ASEAN+3 diplomatic training institutions and their respective delegations were in attendance. Director-General continue reading : FSI Hosts the 12th Annual Meeting of Deans and Directors of Diplomatic Training Institutions of ASEAN Plus Three
The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) through its Special Programs Section conducted a skills enhancement training from 9-12 January 2017 for personnel and volunteers of the local government units (LGUs) in preparation for the launching of the ASEAN 2017 Philippine chairmanship. The training at the SEDA Abreeza Hotel, Davao City was attended by Davao LGU personnel continue reading : Skills Enhancement Training for Personnel and Volunteers of the Local Government Units: Davao
Twenty-five newly recruited Foreign Service Officers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar attended the Training on Protocol, Diplomatic Decorum and Conference Management for Myanmar Diplomats conducted by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) from May 26 to 30 in Yangon.
By Julio S. Amador III President Barack Obama’s upcoming participation in the East Asia, APEC, and the ASEAN-U.S. confabs in Southeast Asia during his October trip to the region will highlight important challenges that the region faces, particularly the role that small states play in great power relations. While analysts and scholars are still debating continue reading : ASEAN in the Power Web