DOHA, Qatar - A Public Affairs Mobile Training Team (MTT) from Allied Joint Force Command Naples conducted a seminar in Doha, Qatar, Nov. 26 to 30, 2023.
The first time ever Public Affairs training done by JFC Naples media specialists in Qatar, took place at the Qatar Joint Warfare Training Center (JWTC).
We highly appreciate the support of NATO trainers who shared their broad knowledge, best practices of communication and real-life experiences
It focused on the entire bandwidth of the today’s media environment, such as writing news releases, conducting statements and interviews including particularities of appearing in front of cameras, and the complex subjects of press conferences and crisis management. The training led the participants to a wider understanding of the importance of media and how to use it as a powerful tool in daily work and military operations.
The photo features the male attendees of the groundbreaking Public Affairs seminar hosted by JFC Naples in Doha, Qatar. The 12 female officers who were also integral to the seminar are not pictured here at their request.
Qatar Army Captain Fahad Adel H A Fakhroo, the JWTC’s course planning officer, is presented with a JFC Naples crest by JFC Naples Lecturers. This symbolic gesture underscores the collaborative spirit and strong partnership between the participating nations in this landmark Public Affairs seminar in Doha, Qatar.
The two Public Affairs Officers from the JFC Naples MTT provided their lectures and broad experiences to an audience composed of 42 Qatar military officers and noncommissioned officers including the remarkable number of 12 female participants, working in the Qatar military public affairs as well for the Qatar Ministry of Defense.
AlJazzi AlSulaiti from the Qatar Armed Forces Directorate of Protocol and Public Relations appreciated the JFC Naples’ contribution by saying that “there was a lot of beneficial information provided and many points were covered on both how to be a Public Affairs officer and how to prepare for all sorts of encounters when dealing with the media”.
“We look forward to train with JFC Naples Public Affairs in the future”, Manal Almesleh from the Protocol and Public Relations Directorate, added.
"We highly appreciate the support of NATO trainers who shared their broad knowledge, best practices of communication and real-life experiences”, concluded Qatar Army Captain Fahad Adel H A Fakhroo, the JWTC’s course planning officer.
The training also succeeded because of the excellent working conditions at the Joint Warfare Training Center Doha, which include the availability of consecutive translators to allow all course participants to benefit.
Qatar is a key NATO partner. In 2024, according to the Istanbul Cooperative Initiative ICI, the Qatar Air Force Squadron 101 will reach as the first unit belonging to an ICI nation the level of a NATO standard fully interoperable unit.
The JFC Naples Public Affairs team stands by for any future support the Qatar Armed Forces to reach that significant goal.