Meeting with Dr. Christian Wagner, SWP Germany
Executive Director of IFA Dr. Rishi raj Adhikari had a brief meeting with Dr. Christian Wagner, SWP, Germany at IFA office on October 11, 2012. The discussions focused on introducing SWP and IFA and explore areas of possible collaboration. Dr. Adhikari briefed him about IFA, the nature of activities it was implementing in research, seminars, workshops, talk programmes. The presentation also focused on publications and training of diplomats and IFA’s future direction.
Meantime he highlighted the activities towards institutionalizing and expanding IFA towards including works on areas of national strategic issues and plans to develop international level training facilities. He inquired about the possible areas of cooperation and collaboration of IFA with SWP. Dr. Wagner on his part presented the modus operandi and activities of SWP and had positive views on linkage with SWP and IFA. He also suggested IFA to work closely with German Embassy in Kathmandu on various relevant activities of joint concerns.
The meeting was joined by Dr. Dev Raj Dahal, FES Executive Director and Khush Narayan Shrestha, IFA Deputy Executive Director.