The key to becoming an efficient and excellent diplomat requires great commitment and leadership to enhance global collaboration and prosperity.
This was the message conveyed by the Former Fijian President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau while speaking to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs staff on the essence of good diplomacy.
A presentation made by Ratu Epeli at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters, yesterday was organised as part of the Ministry’s ongoing efforts to provide capacity building and empowerment for the staff to broaden their understanding about diplomacy and international relations.
Ratu Epeli’s vast experience in the past as being the minister for foreign affairs and having served abroad as the Fijian ambassador comes with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in diplomacy and international relations.
He emphasized that great diplomats demonstrate courage and good discipline in terms of being resilient when under pressure, they dedicate their lives to serve their nation, they are also reliable, hardworking and well mannered.
The former Fijian ambassador also praised Fiji for having achieved the unprecedented level of success and accomplishments in the foreign services and international relations that has put Fiji on a higher global profile than ever before.