The ‘Media and Strategic Communication Essentials Training’ for government officials at Suvavou House yesterday is aimed at enhancing public diplomacy.
Permanent Secretary Foreign Affairs Major General (Ret’d) Ioane Naivalurua said that the ministry recognizes the significant role the media plays in advancing public diplomacy.
Naivalurua commended the Australian High Commissioner John Feakes and his staff for their support and said that the training is a testament of Australia’s continued commitment towards the Vuvale partnership, paving the way for deeper collaboration in bilateral trade, investment and people to people links.
He added that it is imperative to understand the different types of modern media and how they influence policy and diplomacy.
The three-day training is organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Australian High Commission.