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Russia to Push for OSCE Reform

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Russia to Push for OSCE Reform


Russia will push for reforming the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a press conference on January 22.

He believes that OSCE can function efficiently only after having being transformed into a full-scale organization.

Kazakhstan, which has assumed the rotating chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe this year, is supporting Russia’s initiative. Among Russia’s suggestions is to work out clear regulatory papers stipulating OSCE activities. According to Sergei Lavrov, absence of OSCE Charter speaks of an irrelevant condition of this organization.

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