people to people diplomacy

Mark Zuckerberg Wishes Happy Lunar New Year in Chinese

The Facebook founder shows off his language diplomacy skills in a special Mandarin Chinese Lunar New Year greeting.

Muslim Community Fights To 'Unite Against Hate' In Baltimore County

U.S. President Barack Obama will make the first visit of his presidency to an American mosque this Wednesday; fans of the popular podcast Serial will recognize that same mosque from the 2014 broadcast. 

President Dr. Mulatu Teshome received US Baptist Church Convention delegation comprising five members at the National Palace here yesterday. The delegation assured the President that US is keen to strengthen people-to-people ties. In addition to ways of strengthening public diplomacy, the President also told the delegation about the favorable investment climate in the country and called for church followers to take advantage of existing opportunities.

A family of Syrian refugees had been invited to dinner in a penthouse atop the Waldorf Towers, the official residence of the United States ambassador to the United Nations. [...] Morad and Ola Al Teibawi, and their five children — ages 3 to 17 — came to the Waldorf from their tiny apartment in Paterson, N.J., on Monday evening, guests of Samantha Power, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, and her husband, the writer and law professor Cass Sunstein.

By building ever larger institutions, non-profits, regional religious federations, and promoting cooperation between the democracies of the West, you can (and you must) model a new form of Muslim unity, one which enables Muslims to pool their resources without setting them at odds with each other, or holding one another hostage to mutually exclusive claims. That can be your answer, your way forward, your way of empowering your community, and your country.

So when the Ministry of External Affairs offered an opportunity to express her views on the subject, she suggested a number of measures to improve India's ties with its neighbors, including through "youth ambassadors".
 

The University of Johannesburg is home to a centre that aims to build better relations between South Africa and China. According to the director of the Confucius Institute David Monyae, relations between the two countries are currently only conducted at a high level. The institute aims to boost relations “people to people”.

December 4, 2015

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