The Centre was originally designed to train Foreign Service Officers of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the two countries in the field of International Relations and Diplomacy. However, the expansion of foreign policy constituency and the demand for each country rising out of global changes enabled the Centre to admit students from other ministries, government institutions, the private sector as well as from other countries.

To meet the above changes, the Centre introduced new demanded programmes namely; Economic Diplomacy, Languages and Communication Skills and Strategic Studies.

International Relations is an important discipline offered in other higher learning institutions. However, the Centre combines the study of International Relations and Diplomacy into one meaningful training programme.

Moreover, the Centre offers a comprehensive programme for the low and medium level government and private sector personnel dealing with International Relations and Diplomacy.