ICYF , and the Somali Youth Council in Collaboration with the Somali Ministries of Youth and Sports, and Foreign Affairs have successfully conducted “Role of Youth in the Field of Diplomacy” Diplomacy training in Mogadishu with the participation of said Ministries, Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister’s respected offices, several Somali Parliament, government and diplomatic officials.
The ICYF delegation headed by Dr. Mohamad Hazimeh, ICYF Vice President representing Arab Group, attended the event.
In the speech delivered in the Event’s opening ceremony, on behalf of the ICYF President, Dr. Hazimeh emphasized on the critical situation that Somalia and the Somali Youth are passing through today in these delicate times for the Nation, assuring that ICYF extends its hand to help and assist in all means within its capability. ICYF strongly supports all projects and events that aim on developing youth skills especially in the fields of diplomacy and communication such as the event at hand.
Dr. Hazimeh presented ICYF ongoing activities and projects and hearted the Somali youth to apply and participate in all programs which aim to develop youth capabilities and empower them with needed skills.
On the side of the event, ICYF delegation was received by Minister of Youth and Sports H.E. Mohamaed Bare Mohamud, during the meeting the success of the “Youth in the Field of Diplomacy” project being implemented was acknowledged by both parties. The parties discussed bilateral cooperation between ICYF and the Somali Ministry of Youth and sports in ways to benefit the Somali Youth. The ICYF delegation passed on President of ICYF Mr. Ayhan congratulations and salutations. Future projects and agreements were discussed.
The delegation was also received at the Prime Minister’s office on his behalf by H.E Director General of Prime Minister’s relations and affairs, Mr. Mohamed Abukar Zubeyr ,accompanied by H.E Mr. Abdulhakeem Hussein Osman, Senior Lead Advisor of Social Sector Reform , where further cooperation between ICYF and the Somali government was discussed in what serves the Youth of Somalia.
Furthermore during their stay the delegation met with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Director of Department of International Organizations, where further discussion of future cooperation was discussed and a letter of salutation and congratulations from ICYF President was delivered to be received by the Minister.
The training program “Role of Youth in the Field of Diplomacy” was held in the capital of Somalia Mogadishu, from the 22nd till the 25th of August, where tens of youth activists participated in this fruitful training program containing several lessons and lectures on diplomacy including a session dedicated to the MOIC program at ICYF given by MOIC program coordinator Mr. Yunus Colak . At the closing ceremony certificates were given to the participants and a speech was delivered by Dr. Mohamad Hazimeh congratulating the organizing team and the trainees on a job well done.