Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.14
By Sabina Ahmadova - Trend:
French diplomat Alexis Chahtahtinsky has been appointed OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Baku starting from 1 March 2014, OSCE press service said.
"I look forward to establishing a confident working relationship with the government of
Azerbaijan, based on trust and mutual respect," Chahtahtinsky said.
The diplomat said that in line with the new mandate, he will maintain contacts with governmental as well as nongovernmental bodies, local authorities, universities, research institutions, and NGOs of Azerbaijan.
"Together with members of my team, we will promote the implementation of
OSCE principles and commitments through carrying out projects in all three dimensions,
taking full advantage of the OSCE's unique, comprehensive security concept," Chahtahtinsky said.
The OSCE Office in Baku was transformed into the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Baku as of 1 January 2014.
Under this mandate this office will continue to implement projects in Azerbaijan. The office head will be a co-ordinator of these projects.