Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait and DiploFoundation Forge Strategic Partnership

Kuwait City, Kuwait — 21 May 2024

His Excellency Ambassador Nasser S. Al-Sabeeh, Assistant Foreign Minister for Saud N. Al-Sabah Kuwait Diplomatic Institute, and Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Director of DiploFoundation, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to mark the partnership of the two institutions. This cooperation represents a significant step towards advancing capacity development frameworks and activities.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait and DiploFoundation have formalised their strategic partnership following the first executive training in diplomatic negotiations and AI and diplomacy delivered for Kuwaiti diplomats in April this year.

The agreement outlines specific objectives, such as capacity development and knowledge sharing, aimed at enhancing the competencies of diplomats in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and leveraging existing resources and facilities for mutual benefits. It underscores a shared commitment to education and building capacities in diplomacy and global digital issues policy discussions, specifically focusing on AI technology’s smart and responsible use in diplomatic and policy development practices. 

About DiploFoundation

DiploFoundation (Diplo), a pioneer in integrating new technologies into education and diplomacy and a leading force in capacity development for international organisations and diplomatic academies, has marked its 20th anniversary in 2022. The Summit on Digital Diplomacy and Governance in Malta showcased Diplo’s extensive work. It signalled a shift towards addressing AI-related issues in education and implementation, demonstrating its forward-thinking approach.

Under its humAInism initiative, DiploFoundation is dedicated to addressing the multifaceted challenges posed by AI technology, such as ethics, governance, and human rights implications. By bridging the intersection of technology, education, policy, and diplomacy, Diplo aims to provide comprehensive solutions to humanity’s evolving questions in the digital age.

The partnership between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait and DiploFoundation is not just a collaboration but a shared vision, signifying a mutual dedication to capacity development and innovation. Together, Diplo and the Kuwait MFA will focus on initiatives that harness the transformative potential of technology while upholding diplomatic principles and global cooperation.

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