State Commission on Kazakhstan’s OSCE chairmanship holds its II session in Astana

March 11. KAZINFORM. ASTANA 

Rasul Bakhamov

State Commission on Kazakhstan's OSCE chairmanship holds its II session in AstanaThe State Commission on chairmanship of Kazakhstan in the OSCE has held its II session in Astana today.

Welcoming the participants Secretary of State-Minister of Foreign Affairs Kanat Saudabayev reminded the President’s words that “chairmanship of Kazakhstan in the OSCE is a strategic national project which is of paramount importance for further development of Kazakh statehood”.

The Secretary of State also said that those heated debates held within the XVII Conference of the OSCE Foreign Ministers in Athens on December 1-2, 2009 proved that Kazakhstan’s chairmanship would face uneasy tasks.

“The majority of the problems set to the OSCE have long-term and complicated character. We are expected to give a fresh impetus to the development of the Organization itself. Even today we lay necessary foundation for further evolutional development of this unique institution”, K. Saudabayev noted.

In the course of the sitting K. Saudabayev summed up the results of two-month work and acquainted the participants with the results of the first round of consultations within the OSCE Troika with the European Union, and several meetings with the leaders of the EU, the European Commission, colleagues from Russia and the U.S.A.

The participants also heard reports of the heads of working groups, namely Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Maulen Ashimbayev, Minister of Culture and Information Mukhtar Kul-Mukhammed, Minister of Transport and Communications Abelgazy Kussainov and  Vice Minister of Defense Bulat Sembinov. Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Nurtay Abykayev also made a report regarding preparation for an informal summit of the Council of Foreign Ministers and the OSCE Summit.

Following the session there was adopted a protocol defining the certain tasks for all involved state bodies.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2246881

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The idea on holding OSCE Summit was supported by heads of Organization’s leading countries – K. Saudabayev

March 11. KAZINFORM. ASTANA 

Rasul Bakhamov

“The idea on holding the OSCE Summit in Astana was supported unanimously by the leaders of France, Italy, Spain, Romania, Turkey and other OSCE partners”, Secretary of State-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Kanat Saudabayev has said at the II session  of the State Commission on Kazakhstan’s OSCE chairmanship.

Today the parties coordinate the dates of the summit which would be convenient for all 55 member countries of the OSCE. The negotiations regarding the theme of the forum are being held in Vienna on ambassadorial level at present.

Within preparation for the Summit an informal session of the OSCE Foreign Ministers Council will be held on June 10-11, 2010 in Almaty, Saudabayev said. It will focus on the agenda and the dates of the Summit.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2246904

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Convocation of OSCE Summit to make breakthrough in further strengthening Kazakhstan’s international weight – Saudabayev

March 11. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Dimash Syzdykov

Holding the OSCE summit under the chairmanship of President Nursultan Nazarbayev will allow making a breakthrough in further strengthening Kazakhstan’s weight on the international arena. OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Secretary of State-Minister of Foreign Affairs Kanat Saudabayev has said at the II session  of the State Commission on Kazakhstan’s OSCE chairmanship.

According to him, Kazakhstan’s partners point out timeliness and relevance of the Kazakh President’s initiative on convocation of the OSCE Summit which is expected to give adequate answers to new challenges and threats within the area of its responsibility and adapt the Organization to today’s realias.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2246921

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