On November 9, 2016 the OSCE Center in Bishkek and the Austrian Embassy to Kyrgyzstan gave a chance to the students of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek to meet with the delegation from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Austria headed by Secretary General of the Austrian Ministry of European and International Affairs Dr Michael Linhart. During this meeting the Academy’s students also met H.E. Ambassador Dr Pierre Von Arx, Head of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek and Mr Valeriu Chiveri, Deputy Head of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek.
Ms Indira Satarkulova, Acting Director of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, welcomed distinguished guests and gave a presentation on Academy’s activity and its major achievements.
In his turn, Dr Linhart highlighted that the OSCE Academy is a unique educational institution in the region which is contributing to connectivity and networking in Central Asia and worldwide. The students of the Academy introduced themselves, shared their views and ideas on different issues and discussed their professional plans.
In the end of the meeting, the Secretary General thanked for the insight to the Academy through students and ensured that aspirations of young people will be taken into consideration during Austrian Chairmanship in the OSCE office next year.