Beholden to former colonisers

“Traditional diplomacy, practiced by many countries in the pre and post-Cold War Era, has been in rapid decline
over the past several years. As a result, the term foreign affairs has become a misnomer, and in modern days,
international relationships, cooperation and partnerships are the appropriate terms used to describe our
efforts to chart common developmental paths. Given current reality, we cannot continue adhering to old
principles of diplomacy by perpetuating the practice of Cold War Era diplomatic practice. Therefore, our
Policy on International Relations must serve our domestic development aspirations.”

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