Sec Gen of European Council supports idea of holding OSCE Summit in Kazakhstan

May 11. KAZINFORM. BRUSSELS

Dimash Syzdykov

Sec Gen of European Council supports idea of holding OSCE Summit in KazakhstanDuring the meting with Kazakh Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, European Union and NATO Yerik Utembayev Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland supported and highly appraised the idea of holding the OSCE Summit in Kazakhstan in autumn this year.

The Kazakh Ambassador on behalf of Kazakh Secretary of State – Foreign Minister Kanat Saudabayev offered the EC Secretary General to visit Astana on the eve of the informal meeting of the OSCE Foreign Ministers scheduled for July 16-17 and take part in the meeting with participation of heads of the EC, NATO, CSTO, CIS and OSCE.

The Head of the EC confirmed readiness to take part in the OSCE Foreign Ministers’ informal meeting. According to him, it will allow to use this platform for strengthening cooperation between European structures, in particular, the OSCE, European Parliament, European Commission and other institutions.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2267124

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Development of relations between Kazakhstan and EU discussed in Strasbourg

May 11. KAZINFORM. BRUSSELS

Dimash Syzdykov

Issues of development of relations between Kazakhstan and the European Council were discussed at the meeting of the Kazakh Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, European Council and NATO Yerik Utembayev with Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland held in Strasbourg.

The Secretary General complimented the development of the dialogue between Kazakhstan and the Council of Europe and Kazakhstan’s joining the European Cultural Convention in March this year that allowed to accelerate the integration process of the country to the Bologna Educational Process. 

“Kazakhstan is active in all dimensions of work with the Council of Europe. We appreciate it. You become closer to the Council of Europe by joining its conventions”, the Head of the European council said.   

Y.Utembayev told the Secretary General that joining a range of significant European conventions on criminal-law aspects which will allow to cooperate in establishment of single European legal space is one of the topical directions for Kazakhstan as well.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2267133

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Kazakhstan plays important role in strengthening interethnic tolerance in OSCE region – Thorbjorn Jagland

May 11. KAZINFORM. BRUSSELS

Dimash Syzdykov

Kazakhstan plays a very important role in strengthening interethnic tolerance, preserving peace and accord in the OSCE region. Thorbjorn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe said it at the meeting with Yerik Utembayev, the Kazakh Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg, Head of the Kazakhstan Mission to the EU and NATO.

The Secretary General appreciated the foreign policy activity of Kazakhstan and pointed out the dynamic work of the OSCE in the format of its three dimensions.

In his turn, Ambassador Utembayev noted that the European and US politicians supported Kazkahstan’s efforts on enhancement of regional security and promotion of initiatives within the framework of the OSCE.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2267138

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