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MEAE mid-career staff seminar in Paris

IHEDN-Séminaire des agents à mi carrière du MEAE à Paris

On 12 and 13 October 2020, the IHEDN, on behalf of the Diplomatic and Consular Institute of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, organised a "defence and arms exports" training course for a class of 18 French diplomats, heads of mission, deputy directors and advisers.

As part of a seminar to find out more about the arms export process and the activities of major defence manufacturers, the diplomats visited the headquarters of Dassault Aviation in Saint-Cloud and Nexter in Versailles. Representatives from the French General Secretariat for Defence and National Security (SGDSN), the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) and the Vice-President of the Thalès Group, Ambassador Marion Paradas, rounded off the training with a number of presentations.