Professor Dan Smith, Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and his team made discussion with Dr. Desalegn Ambaw, Executive Director of the Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA), on future areas of collaboration.

SIPRI is an independent international institute established in 1966 that conducts research on conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament and is based in Stockholm, Sweden. SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media and the interested public. During the discussion, both sides elaborated the mandates of their institutes and identified common objectives to work together including analytical capacity enhancement, research on peace and development, as well as diplomatic training.

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