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Just over 30 Public Sector employees completed the fourth edition of Spanish as a foreign language course conducted by Professor Hernán Pons.Ambassador of Chile, Claudio RojasThis programme falls under a cultural agreement signed by the Agency for International Cooperation of Chile and the Foreign Service Institute through the Foreign Affairs Ministry.Delivering the feature address, at the closing ceremony, Chilean Ambassador to Guyana, Claudio Rojas commended the public officials for their participation, noting that it would be beneficial in their respective fields.Ambassador Rojas expressed optimism in being able to expand the efforts to promote Spanish as a foreign language. “The essence of the efforts that Chile has made with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guyana is to bring about the importance of Spanish language and to open the participants’ interest in the Spanish language and Chilean culture,” Rojas said.According to the Chilean Ambassador, there will be continued support with regard to the programme since it adds to the strengthening of the relationship between Guyana and his homeland.Ambassador Ronald Austin, Director of the Foreign Service Institute, noted that mastering a second language was a useful tool for public officials to possess.“… you will be able to acquire the elements and complexities of the Spanish language to use it at the professional level in Guyana and to ensure that the country is no longer a mono-cultural region,” the Ambassador added.The participants were selected from the Foreign Affairs, Natural Resources, Legal Affairs, and Social Protection Ministries along with those from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) among others.