President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly meets MA Students


On 20 April the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly George Tsereteli, accompanied by Dr. Loïc Simonet, Senior External Co-operation Officer of the OSCE Liaison to Brussels-based Institutions and Ms. Farimah Daftary, Programme Officer of the OSCE PA, paid a visit to the OSCE Academy and met students of the MA Programme in Politics and Security. President Tsereteli delivered a lecture on activities and structure of the OSCE PA and parliamentary diplomacy in the area of conflict prevention and peace building as well as the Central Asian dimension within the PA. The presentation was followed by an active discussion with OSCE students asking questions about the OSCE PA’s role in /and perception of the Georgian conflicts and the current Armenian crisis; about the efficiency in use of donor aid by Central Asian countries; OSCE’s structural changes during the past decade; the evaluation of the parliamentary system in Kyrgyzstan; the relations between the OSCE and NATO and the expansion of the latter to Eastern Europe; as well as about OSCE’s suggested resolutions of protracted conflicts and many more questions.


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