Bou­ter­se not con­tent with qua­li­ty of di­plo­mats

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

Pre­si­dent De­si Bou­ter­se re­por­ted­ly is not con­tent with the qua­li­ty of the Su­ri­na­me­se di­plo­mat for­ce. He poin­ted out that the fo­reign post lack di­plo­mats with ex­per­ti­se. He al­so poin­ted out that very litt­le has been do­ne in the past cou­ple of ye­ars to gi­ve the ne­ces­sa­ry trai­ning to di­plo­mats. That is why the govern­ment has ta­ken steps ai­med at es­ta­blis­hing a di­plo­ma­tic aca­de­my in Su­ri­na­me. Other Ca­ri­com mem­bers sta­tes ha­ve al­rea­dy es­ta­blis­hed di­plo­ma­tic aca­de­mies. “The exe­cu­ti­on of this po­li­cy is lac­king ef­fi­ci­en­cy and ef­fec­ti­ve­ness due to the lack of di­plo­ma­tic ex­perts and the in­flow of per­son­nel who ha­ve not re­cei­ved di­plo­ma­tic trai­ning for di­plo­ma­tic du­ties and posts,” said the head of sta­te. Gu­y­a­na, Tri­nidad and To­ba­go, Ja­mai­ca and Bar­ba­dos are al­rea­dy way ahead of Su­ri­na­me as they ha­ve al­rea­dy es­ta­blis­hed trai­ning in­sti­tu­tes for fu­tu­re di­plo­mats. Su­ri­na­me fu­tu­re di­plo­ma­tic aca­de­my will not be ac­ces­si­ble to of­fi­ci­als of the Mi­ni­stry of Fo­reign Af­fairs and tho­se from other mi­ni­s­tries. MP And­re Mi­sie­ka­ba (NDP) re­cent­ly ex­pres­sed con­cern re­gar­ding the (low) de­gree of ex­per­ti­se at the va­rious di­plo­ma­tic posts. He poin­ted out that too ma­ny po­li­ti­cal sup­por­ters are being as­sig­ned to di­plo­ma­tic posts. The pre­si­dent poin­ted out that he and MP Mi­sie­ka­ba are on the sa­me pa­ge and ma­de it clear that in the fu­tu­re on­ly a cer­tain per­cen­ta­ge of po­li­ti­cal sup­por­ters would be as­sig­ned to di­plo­ma­tic posts.

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