Sep 11

Emirates Diplomatic Academy Joins Forces with Hedayah in Research, Education

Sep 11, 2018

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 11 September, 2018 – The Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), the UAE’s leading international relations and diplomatic institution, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hedayah, the international centre of excellence for countering violent extremism. The agreement opens doors for collaboration in the academic and research fields in common areas of strategic significance.

His Excellency Maqsoud Kruse, Executive Director of Hedayah, and His Excellency Bernardino León, Director General of EDA, signed the MoU at EDA’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

Strengthening the existing strategic partnership between the two parties, the agreement mandates EDA and Hedayah to exchange information and expertise in relevant disciplines. The framework of the MoU also involves organising workshops related to regional and global issues, joint organisation in educational and training courses and simulation exercises, as well as conducting collaborative research.

Speaking on the occasion, His Excellency Maqsoud Kruse said: “This important step reflects the unique relationship between the Emirates Diplomatic Academy and Hedayah, the international centre of excellence for countering violent extremism, as strategic partners. It is an important milestone towards further collaboration and mutual cooperation at all levels.”

For his part, His Excellency Bernardino León said: “This cooperation reflects EDA’s unwavering dedication to expanding its outreach to various government entities and building synergies for the greater good of the nation.”

His Excellency added: “We are confident that our partnership with Hedayah will contribute to the development of a comprehensive educational system and a holistic learning environment for our students. Furthermore, it will enhance their understanding of diplomatic work and support our efforts to achieve the objectives of the UAE’s foreign policy.”

The signing of the MoU is testament to the Academy’s continued commitment to exposing its students to world-class expertise and international best practices, and preparing future Emirati diplomats to represent their country on the global stage.