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Tue, 07 Jun 2016 16:19 - Updated Tue, 07 Jun 2016 16:19

Language Laboratory to contribute to stronger training of diplomats

Luanda - Language Laboratory at Higher Institute of International Relations set to start later this year will boost the training and upgrading in language skills of Angolan diplomats, said the incumbent minister, Georges Chikoti.

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Foreign minister, Georges Chikoti

Photo: Clemente dos Santos

Foreign minister, Georges Chikoti

Photo: Clemente dos Santos

The Foreign Affairs minister said so Tuesday at the opening ceremony of the Languages ​​Laboratory of Higher Institute of International Relations (ISRI), an investment estimated at USD 170,000.

The official highlighted the quality of the facilities and the resources made available to the trainees.

Georges Chikoti added that the initiative is part of  Angolan Government's goals to do its best to ensure better training to reduce the need for sending people abroad to pursue languages course.

We have English, French, Mandarin, the official said, describing the initiative as a way to diversify the economy.

He also stated the country will afford to train technicians here in Angola to reduce training costs abroad.

Speaking to the press at the end of the ceremony, the ISRI director, Alfredo Dombe, said that the language laboratory, which consists of 24 computers, will initially focus on training of diplomats and officials of the Foreign Ministry.

Created in 1998, the institution started with the higher education training of International Relations in 2002.

About 600 experts have so far been trained.

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