Training of diplomats required to acquaint them with elements of traditional diplomacy.

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ISLAMABAD, Jun 25 : Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that in view of the rapidly changing world amid coronavirus pandemic, there was a need to provide best training to the country’s diplomats to enable them effectively defend the national interests at global platform.

The Foreign Minister expressed these views during his visit to New Foreign Service Academy, which has been shifted to the old Chinese embassy building. He said the up-to-date training of diplomats required getting them acquainted with the elements of traditional diplomacy as well as economic and cultural diplomacy.

Earlier addressing in Nation Assembly Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the government will use all available resources to control locusts and stressed for a comprehensive strategy to tackle this challenge.
The minister said that Armed Forces of Pakistan are also assisting to counter this challenge related to national food security and a plan is in place to control it. He said the region is facing such a threatening situation after 40 years and Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan may face critical situation. However, the minister said that all available resources would be used to control it.

He said that a huge amount has been allocated for construction of small and big dams which would help to enhance agriculture production. Pakistan was a water affluent country in past but it is now facing threats of water scarcity, he said adding that efforts would be made to overcome shortage of water particularly in Balochistan and Sindh.

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