Costa Rican and Austrian Foreign Ministers Engage in a Dialogue to Strengthen Bilateral Ties

Foreign ministers Arnoldo André of Costa Rica and Alexander Schallenberg of Austria met to discuss strategic collaborations and reinforce their countries’ friendship and cooperative relations

May 23rd, 2024
Yevheniia Symakova, News from Berlin
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In a diplomatic meeting held in Vienna, foreign ministers from Costa Rica and Austria evaluated the ongoing cooperative projects and challenges facing their countries. Dr. Arnoldo André and his Austrian counterpart, Alexander Schallenberg, exchanged views on a variety of issues, including bilateral relations, trade, migration and environmental matters.

During their discussions, the ministers addressed mutual concerns and considered global conflicts and challenges, highlighting the shared values and principles important to both nations. They agreed to accelerate the signing of a memorandum of understanding between their police forces to enhance collaboration in public security.

Another area of focus was the implementation of Dual Education in Costa Rica, a system that combines apprenticeships in a company and vocational education at a vocational school in one course. This initiative is part of broader efforts to foster educational and vocational training exchanges, benefiting both nations.

Adding a further dimension to his visit, Minister André met with Martina Schubert, the Deputy Director of the Vienna Diplomatic Academy. Their discussion aimed to deepen academic collaboration between the two countries, leveraging Austria’s established expertise in diplomatic training.

The Vienna Diplomatic Academy, where these discussions took place,is recognized as the world's oldest institution dedicated to training professionals and leaders in international relations. Its collaboration with Costa Rica reflects a mutual commitment to promoting global dialogue and understanding.

This meeting between the Costa Rican and Austrian foreign ministers not only reaffirms the strong ties between the two nations but also sets a positive trajectory for future diplomatic and educational engagements.



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