The OSCE Academy was honoured to welcome the Ambassador of Austria to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, Dr. Willy Kempel for an introductory visit. Ambassador Kempel, accompanied by the Head of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, Ambassador Alexey Rogov, and Commercial Counsellor of the Austrian Embassy in Kazakhstan, Clemens Machal, met the Director of the Academy Dr. Alexander Wolters and Deputy Director Dr. Indira Satarkulova.
Director Wolters presented the Academy’s history, its current activities, and plans for development in the near future. Ambassador Kempel expressed high interest in the Academy's MA programmes and the Alumni Community and underlined that Austria will continue supporting the Academy and its activities as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Academy as well as a Donor.
At the end of the visit, the distinguished guests had a short tour around the Academy’s premises.