Abu Dhabi: The Youth Circle organized under the Youth Council of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) recently invited Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of State to be part of the initiative.
During the Circle which was titled “Towards the 50-Year Journey – Generation Z Diplomat”, the UAE Minister of State reiterated that one of the most important characteristics that young Emirati diplomats should obtain is the sense of responsibility to serve the country and the responsibility towards the leadership’s trust in the youth.
Sheikh Shakhbout highlighted that young diplomats should be willing to acquire different skills, including mastering new languages to facilitate communication with the various nations of the world.
Sharing about his life lessons, the UAE Minister stated that one of the most important lessons learned from his previous practical experiences is patience, and to be aware of the instructions, insights and guidance of the UAE leadership, which is important in meeting the ambitions of the country in the field of working abroad.
The UAE’s journey across the last 50 years was the most highlighted aspect throughout the Youth Circle for being a distinguished milestone for the country’s experience over the past five decades, in both regional and international arenas.
THE YOUTH COUNCIL
MoFAIC’s Youth Council strives to empower young diplomats to keep pace with developments, face challenges and overcome difficulties, to ensure continued excellence that the UAE has and continue to achieve.
The Youth Council of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has adopted the slogan “Diplomacy of the Future, Ambition and Hope”.
An importance is also given to the crucial nature of preparing young diplomats to face the future changes and build resilience through developing strategies and programs that enhance diplomatic work of Emirati youth in a way that enhances the UAE’s global competitiveness, to move forwards to the UAE Centennial 2071 by building and supporting youth diplomats, provide them with the required skills and benefiting from practical experience at the same time.
During the Circle, attendees cited adapting with different country’s languages and acknowledging their culture and practices as one of the most challenging aspects for youth diplomats.
The Circle also emphasized on the importance of youth participation in negotiation rounds and decision-making to acquire some skills through practical experience. Moreover, encouraging young diplomats to take specialized courses in specialized international institutes, and supporting promising youth in negotiation processes.