Azerbaijan, Baku, July 16 / Trend V.Zhavoronkova /
The OSCE Foreign Minters' Informal Summit is launched in Almaty today. One of the main issues of the event will be the situation in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakh Foreign Ministry's International Information Committee Chairman Roman Vasilenko said.
"We consider it important to implement the political will of the 56 OSCE member-states, so that Kyrgyzstan received from the organization the assistance that it deserves. This is one of focuses of the event," Vasilenko said.
Vasilenko said the main priority of the summit is to strengthen the organization, increasing its relevance in addressing the most pressing problems of today.
"We have consistently and deliberately working on the implementation of President Nursultan Nazarbayev's initiative to hold the OSCE summit in Astana in 2010. We believe Nazarbayev's this proposal is a unique historic opportunity for the participants of the organization to find adequate answers to new challenges and threats in the vast space in the OSCE zone of responsibility and adapt it to today's realities," Vasilenko said.
The ministerial council is also expected to discuss outstanding issues in the overall agenda of the OSCE in the context of the President's proposal to convene a summit to develop an updated strategic vision of the Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security.
"We expect all 56 countries' foreign ministers to bring the dialogue to a new level and give new impetus to our cooperation. We also hope that the ministers will review progress and take a consensus decision on the timing and venue of the summit," he said.
Vasilenko stressed that "taking into account the issues such as conflicts and arms control dividing the member-states, as well as the challenges uniting them, in particular transnational threats, strengthening of the OSCE family to develop effective responses to persistent and emerging challenges should be our common goal".
"In this regard, it is difficult to overestimate the importance of the 'Corfu process' as an important mechanism through which the member-states shall strive to build trust, enhance the effectiveness and relevance of our organization in a changing security architecture," Vasilenko said.
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