Lecture series focusing on the OSCE’s history, values and its work held at the Institute of International Relations of the MFA of Turkmenistan

A lecture series on the structure, principles and values of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe took place from 5 to 7 November 2019 at the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan. The OSCE Centre in Ashgabat organized the three-day course as part of its activities dedicated to the Centre’s 20th anniversary.

Around 40 students specializing in International Law and International Relations from the Institute of International Relations and the International University for Humanities and Development attended the event.

International experts of the OSCE presented general information on the organization, three dimensions of security, institutes and decision-making bodies as well as the OSCE’s role in relation to other international and regional organizations. Experts stimulated discussions on the Organization’s wider role in the international community and its activities in Turkmenistan.

Natalya Drozd, Head of the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat, emphasized the importance of the OSCE to national, regional and international security. She drew particular attention to the strengthening of the OSCE’s co-operation with the government of Turkmenistan over the last two decades, and their continuing collaboration in a wide range of fields within all three OSCE dimensions.

The event concluded with a quiz in which teams from the two universities answered questions on the topics covered.