Vienna, OSCE, 12 Jan 2010 – The new OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Kazakhstan’s Secretary of State and Foreign Minister Kanat Saudabayev, will outline Kazakhstan’s priorities for the Organization in 2010 in a speech to be delivered on Thursday in Vienna.
Saudabayev will speak at a session of the Permanent Council, one of the Organization’s main regular decision-making bodies. Expected highlights of the address include giving new impetus to OSCE efforts to stabilize the situation in areas of protracted conflicts, and to seek their resolution; developing international transport corridors; and promoting tolerance and mutual understanding.
Before the speech, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev will address the Permanent Council in a videotaped speech.
Kazakhstan took over the one-year Chairmanship of the Organization on 1 January, succeeding Greece. Lithuania will follow in 2011.
Journalists are invited to the video address and the speech, set to start at 10:00 on Thursday, 14 January. Photographers and camera operators can cover the speech from inside the Hofburg Congress Centre’s Neuer Saal. Due to space limitations, other journalists will watch the speech on closed-circuit TV in a press centre set up in the Ratsaal (5th floor). A news conference will follow around 12:30 in the Ratsaal. Advance registration to email@example.com is required.
Saudabayev’s speech and news conference will be webcast live. A link to the webcasts and audio clips from the events will be available on www.osce.org
For further details on the Kazakh OSCE Chairmanship, please see www.osce.org/cio and www.osce2010.kz
For admittance to the Hofburg Congress Centre, please bring your OSCE press badge or a valid press card to the security desk (main entrance from the Heldenplatz). Parking is available for the press during the event in the OSCE-reserved parking area on Heldenplatz. Temporary parking permits must be collected from the security desk.Number of View: 1470