OSCE must respond jointly to common challenges
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.24 / Trend, S.Suleymanov /
OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kanat Saudabayev announced today that the organization's summit in Astana on Dec. 1-2 presents an opportunity to ensure that the OSCE member states respond jointly to common security threats.
"We have much work to do in the 100 days before the summit," he said. "We hope that this historic meeting in Astana takes place at a high substantive and organizational level where OSCE leaders can strengthen and reinvigorate the organization and set the stage for a concept shift from a 'space of security' to a 'community of security.'"
The decision to hold the summit was adopted by OSCE foreign ministers on Aug. 3. The summit review conference will be held in Warsaw, Vienna and Astana starting Sept. 30.