The second session of the (Ambassadors Council) program in its second edition, organized by the Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa Academy for Diplomatic Studies (MBMA), was held today, with the participation of the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the Kingdom of Bahrain, HE Esen Çakıl. The session was moderated by MBMA Director General, HE Dr. Muneera bint Khalifa Al Khalifa, and attended by a number of senior officials and employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
During the session, the Turkish Ambassador to Bahrain stressed the importance of promoting bilateral relations between the two friendly countries, noting the importance of the academic and training sides in the field of diplomatic work by offering such programs and events, which are an important platform for transferring expertise in the field of diplomatic work.
Ambassador Çakıl briefed the attendees about her career during her work in the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stressing that it is important for a diplomat to practice consular work, reviewing the most prominent memories and stories that are close to her heart, in addition to the challenges that may face diplomats of both sexes. She offered a set of advice to the next generation of diplomats that she learned through experience, noting some of the positives and negatives that a diplomatic woman may face during her diplomatic work, which requires balancing her life and work.
She said that she was honoured to represent her country in Bahrain, expressing her admiration and appreciation for the warm reception and hospitality she received from the Bahraini people since her appointment in March 2021, lauding the Bahraini diplomacy and the role of women in this field, and the efforts of the Kingdom in supporting Bahraini women, stressing that Bahrain serves as a role model in the field of supporting women.
Ambassador Çakıl emphasized the depth of the bilateral relations between Bahrain and Turkey, noting the visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, to Turkey in November 2021, and the visit of the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, to the Kingdom in January 2022, and the positive outcomes of the mutual visits in promoting bilateral relations in various fields, and further developing them in the benefit of the two friendly countries and people.
At the end of the session, she thanked the Foreign Minister and MBMA Director General for hosting and providing an opportunity to exchange expertise and experiences.