DSC 0364Mr. Martin Kreutner, IACA’s Dean and Executive Secretary, met H.E. Mr. Kairat Abdrakhmanov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, on Monday to discuss possibilities for further strengthening cooperation.

The Minister welcomed the close and long-standing ties between IACA and Kazakhstan and received an update on current and upcoming activities at the Academy, including preparations for the sixth session of the organization’s Assembly of Parties in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from 2 to 4 October 2017.

Also taking place in early October will be IACA’s second tailor-made training for anti-corruption and compliance practitioners from Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Member States – Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and the Russian Federation – with renowned lecturers from all over the world.

H.E. Mr. Abdrakhmanov gave a short briefing on Kazakhstan’s current international initiatives and its work in bodies such as the United Nations Security Council, of which the country is currently a non-permanent member. The following day (11 July) he attended the OSCE’s Informal Ministerial Meeting in Mauerbach, Austria.

From 2011 to 2013 H.E. Mr. Abdrakhmanov was Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the International Organizations in Vienna. Kazakhstan acceded to the Agreement for the Establishment of IACA as an International Organization in December 2013.