OSCE Kazakh Chairman-in-Office to Visit South Caucasus

Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 14 Jan.’10 

OSCE Kazakh Chairman-in-Office to Visit South CaucasusKanat Saudabayev, the Kazakh foreign minister and OSCE new chairman-in-office, said he would pay his first visit in the capacity of chair of 56-member organization to South Caucasus countries in February.

“Assisting in resolution of ‘protracted conflicts’ remains a priority for any Chairmanship and we shall endeavour to do all we can to make a contribution to this difficult process,” he told the OSCE Permanent Council on January 14.

“At the same time, our Organization must try to find a way of preventing the emergence of similar conflicts which result in human tragedy and humanitarian disasters.”

“To that end, my first visit as Chairman-in-Office is scheduled for mid February to the countries of the South Caucasus. I would be grateful for any recommendations you might have and for your help and ideas in resolving the problems concerned with the conflicts there,” Saudabayev said.