On June 25, 2013, the OSCE Academy has extended the Agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic allowing its graduates from Kyrgyzstan to intern at the Ministry.
Under the previous Agreement, signed on October 27, 2010 four alumni from Kyrgyzstan successfully completed three months’ internships at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Since 2010 there are three more similar Agreements signed with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan as of September 10 2010, the Republic of Tajikistan as of June 15, 2011 and the Republic of Afghanistan as of May 28, 2012.
All agreements implement a Junior Public Officers (JPO) Program initiated by the OSCE Academy. The purpose of the Program is to give alumni of the Academy valuable work experience in the public service of their home countries