Students of both MA programmes had the opportunity to meet the Ambassador of Finland, Finland's Permanent Representative to the OSCE, H.E. Timo Kantola and Ms. Koikkalainen, the Delegation's program coordinator,during their courtesy visit to the OSCE Academy.
The Ambassador first thanked students for attending this first meeting with him and touched upon some important issues of the role of Finland in the OSCE in his speech.
Follow up discussion was very live and students were active asking questions about the OSCE mission, the actuality of its course and objectives, bureaucracy and other.
At the end of the meeting, Ambassador thanked the students for participating in the discussion by putting forward their observations and suggestions.
Finland has long been one of the committed donors of the OSCE Academy, particularly supporting the teaching modules of the MA in Politics and Security and the organization of the annual Central Asian School of Journalism.