Italian Leader support N. Nazarbayev's initiative on holding OSCE summit in Astana, 2010

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E. November 5. KAZINFORM /Yernur Akanbay/ President of Italy Giorgio Napolitano supports N. Nazarbayev's idea on holding the OSCE summit in 2010 in Astana. He made it public in the course of the talks with Nazarbayev at the Quirinal Palace in Rome today.

"In 2010 Kazakhstan will take the office of the OSCE chairman. This is an event of paramount importance indeed since the Organization  will open a new page in its history. To my mind, Kazakh President's idea of holding the OSCE summit in Astana is very important. We support this idea and hope it will come true", the President of Italy said.

"Kazakhstan has proved to be a tolerant, modern country, a real model of peaceful coexistence of different nations and religions. That is why it is no wonder that the idea was initiated namely by Kazakhstan", G. Napolitano noted.

In turn, N. Nazarbayev expressed gratitude to his Italian counterpart for support of Kazakhstan's initiatives. "Heads of the OSCE member countries have not gathered since Istanbul meeting in 1999. To date there are so many important issues requiring urgent solution. European security is the security of the whole world", the Head of the State stressed.

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