Youth are well aware of regional, int’l issues

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City School alumni diplomatic conference

Zubair Qureshi

Diplomats, attachés and representatives of various countries expressed their pleasant surprise at the diplomatic acumen of the youths of Pakistan, particularly students of the City School during an alumni diplomatic conference inaugurated for the first time here at a local hotel.
Ambassador of Portugal, Ambassador Tassaduq Hussain, UCD Confucius Institute, Chang Zhang, United Nations representatives Ms. Bella Evidente and Mr. Esam Alqararah, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka, Defense Attaché for the Ministry or Romania, representative for the Embassy of Yemen, Palestine’s diplomat Mr. Rehan Agha and Cultural Attache Embassy of Afghanistan Rahman Habibuzai were among the distinguished guests who attended the conference and listened to the young diplomats’ points of view with keen interest. Some of them even took notes and were seen nodding their heads at the suggestions of various committees formed to resolve global conflicts, address climate issues and pursue noble goals of peace and order in the world.
Over 400 students and alumni gathered along with their teachers and guests from media and diplomatic enclave for the Alumni Diplomatic Conference organized by the Alumni Association of the City School (TCS). The inaugural event also brought together besides diplomats, leaders in Education, City School management, alumni and students at the Ramada Hotel.
The founder of the TCS Alumni Association, Ms. Itrat Rubab Haider welcomed the guests and spoke on the significance of reuniting TCS alumni and providing them a networking platform. “This conference is to honor our alumni and provide an opportunity to recognize, celebrate and reward the impact our alumni are having in the community. We are honored to host ambassadors, diplomats, leaders in education, local and international school heads, to showcase TCS examples of excellence, share best practices and commemorate the achievements of our alumni.”
The conference marked the end of a three day event that included a Model United Nations and a cultural Global Village. An award ceremony was held to recognize the high achieving delegates and presenters of the Model United Nations. The award ceremony was followed by a Diplomatic Moot chaired by the alumni of the City School. The Diplomatic moot panel addressed current global issues and discussed their solutions.
In his closing remarks TCS Alumni Association President, Sufwan Ahmed said, “the Alumni diplomatic conference was held to bring together the notable alumni of today and tomorrow, to teach the citizens of today why we need to come together and bridge the gap to address current global issues.” He announced the official launch of the association with a video documentary.

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