Archive for November 30th, 2010


OSCE Summit 1/2 December

November 30, 2010

Well dear readers, the next interesting multinational summit Ukraine will take part in happens on 1/2 December in Kazakhstan……..Astana to be geographically precise.

Important in several ways, firstly it has been some time since it held a summit, secondly OSCE is becoming much more of a recognised global voice and forum and lastly, Ukraine take on the Presidency in 2013.

The event attendees is also comprises of a fairly noteable crowd……

Twenty-eight heads of state have confirmed their participation in the summit – 27 presidents and the presidium chairman of Bosnia and Herzegovina, – the vice president of Switzerland, 10 heads of government, including the prime ministers of Belgium, Greece, Italy, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands, France, Estonia, the federal chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, the secretary of state (prime minister) of the Vatican, and the minister of state (prime minister) of Monaco.

In addition, seven deputy prime ministers have confirmed they will attend the summit. They will represent Britain, Denmark, Spain, Luxembourg, Malta, the Czech Republic and Israel, which is a partner of the organization.

The delegates will also include the U.S. secretary of state and the foreign ministers of Australia, Algeria, Andorra, Egypt, Jordan, Canada, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Sweden and South Korea.

Deputy foreign ministers will represent Morocco, Tunisia and Japan.

Ireland and Iceland will be represented by ambassadors.

Thirty-three international organizations will also be represented.

Among others, those present will include the European Union president, the secretaries-general of the United Nations, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Economic Cooperation Organization, the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC), the executive director of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, a deputy executive secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States, and an aide to the NATO secretary-general.

About 2,500 delegates, 1,200 reporters and 600 representatives of nongovernmental organizations were registered as participants.
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