I consider it an honour and a privilege to be invited as your guest-speaker today, particularly in view of the laudable purpose your Association is serving. The aim of your Association is to broaden knowledge of foreign affairs. If diplomacy may be called an art, foreign affairs has to be classified as a science. Our modern world is becoming increasingly inter-dependent. We all are part of the main. As a consequence of this, the science of foreign affairs has an ever-widening field as its object, reflecting the intricate relationship of the world at large, politically, economically, culturally, ideologically, and certainly not the least psychologically.