(Kazakhstan today) - According Rakhat Aliyev, First Vice Foreign Minister - Special Representative of Kazakhstan for Co-operation with the OSCE, Kazakhstan remains the sole candidate for OSCE chairmanship in 2009, Kazakhstan Today reports.
A news that appeared in the "Reuters" newswire that "apart from Kazakhstan also Lithuania and Greece aspire to chair the OSCE" is not correct. "The information circulated by "Reuters" agency does not comply with real facts, - Mr. Aliyev commented speaking to Kazakhstan Today correspondent on telephone. - Greece and Lithuania have actually applied for the chairmanship, but for 2010. Kazakhstan is the sole country that has applied for 2009."
"It is surprising that such respectable agency allows itself to publish unchecked information that is easily available from the ISCE secretariat in Vienna. We expect that the Reuters correspondent will publish a disclaimer of the information that does not comply with real facts. People expect a more professional attitude from such world famous agency," - First VFM said, reports Trend.