October 13-19, 2017 Ankara, Istanbul

The Academy organized a one-week long protocol training for a delegation of 10 Gambian diplomats on 13-19 October 2017, in Ankara and Istanbul. The training comprised lectures in Ankara followed by visits to historic and cultural sites of Istanbul.

The first part of the program included conferences delivered by Ministry officials and retired Turkish ambassadors on Bilateral Relations with Gambia, Turkish Foreign Policy Towards Africa, Regional and Global Framework of Turkish Foreign Policy, History of Protocol, Protocol Rules in General and Etiquette” (Greeting, Dress Codes, Courtesy and Manners, Precedence), Protocol at Dinners and Receptions, Ceremonies, Precedence, Flag Protocol, National Anthems, Letter of Credence, Organization of International Meetings and  Official Visits (Presidents, Prime Ministers and Ministers).

The delegation also visited Ataturk’s Mausoleum and Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA). These institutions delivered presentations on their organizational structures and operations.

The second part of the program took place in Istanbul, where the delegation enjoyed first-hand experience of Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Spice Bazaar and Dolmabahçe Palace.

Participants

  • Mr. Omar A. JAMMEH
  • Mr.Yahya K. SAWANEH
  • Ms. Matida JARJU
  • Mr. Momodou Lamin SANNEH
  • Mr. Lamin SUWAREH
  • Ms. Jainaba BALAJO
  • Mr. Dennis Irish SANKA
  • Ms. Ndey MARONG
  • Mr. Kelepha NYASSI
  • Mr. Sheriff BAH