Austria: Fischer Calls Upon Respect of Human Rights

People ♦ Published: January 20, 2014; 18:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

At the New Year Reception for the diplomatic corps in Austria, President Heinz Fischer called upon the strict compliance to human rights.

Ambassadors from 169 nations took part in the New Year Reception 2014; among them newly-appointed US ambassador to Austria, Alexa Wesner. Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz did not take part in the reception.

The Austrian President took stock of foreign related political affairs of the previous year. Fischer called upon a strict compliance to human rights and reaffirmed his strict…