OSCE and Ukraine's CEC inked an agreement on cooperation

Other News Materials 12 September 2006 16:11 (UTC +04:00)

(ForUm) - The Central Election Committee of Ukraine and the the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine inked an agreement on cooperation. CEC CHairman Yaroslav Davydovych on behalf of Ukraine and the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine Ambassador James Schumaker put their signatures under the document on September 11 in Kyiv, reports Trend.

The agreement is aimed at developing of central voter registry, increase the legal awareness of the public, improve election procedures, and help systemize election legislation, the OSCE press release says.

"This agreement shows the determination of Ukraine to comply with OSCE commitments and promptly follow up on recommendations of the OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights," said Ambassador James Schumaker, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine. "We stand ready to assist the Central Election Commission in every appropriate way."

Yaroslav Davydovych, the CEC Chairman , added that the OSCE has proved to be a reliable partner for Ukraine in the sphere of elections during the past years. "I greatly appreciate and value our co-operation in making the Ukrainian election process more fair and transparent," he said.