OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights to support Kazakhstan during chairmanship in organization
Kazakhstan, Astana, / Trend K. Arinova /
OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights will support Kazakhstan during chairmanship in OSCE, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights director Janez Lenarcic said during the meeting with Kazakh Foreign Minister Marat Tazhin in Astana, the Foreign Ministry's press-service said.
"During the meeting they exchanged opinions on interaction in preparation of Kazakhstan for chairmanship in OSCE in 2010 and implementation of common humanitarian tasks during country's chairmanship in this influential international organization," the Foreign Ministry's press-release said.
Moreover, the sides considered expert assistance of Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights in improvement of national legislation, participation of Kazakh representatives on OSCE missions on control over elections, organization of workshops and briefings to prepare Kazakh specialists for work during chairmanship.
"Kazakh Foreign Minister stressed importance of OSCE humanitarian sphere, especially, advance process of inter-ethnic and inter-religion consent. He said that Kazakh representative has been appointed personal representative of current OSCE chairman on tolerance towards Muslims from 2009," the message said.
Marat Tazhin invited management of OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights to participate in work of the third meeting of world and traditional religions leaders to be scheduled for current summer in Astana.
OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights established in 1990 is OSCE institution dealing with human affairs. Office's major task is to ensure security in region by observing human rights, strengthening of democracy, leadership of law, development of civil society, support of tolerance and nondiscrimination in all nations-participants, the press-service said.
Kazakhstan and OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights launched regular contacts in 1994. That time a workshop on human affairs was held in Almaty. Observing of human rights in Central-Asian region was considered in the workshop.
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