Kazakhstan strictly adheres to OSCE principles - A.Smirnov

MINSK. December 29. KAZINFORM /Aituar Mamlin/ Kazakhstan strictly adheres to basic principles, norms and values as well as priorities and strategic vision of the OSCE.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to Belarus Anatoly Smirnov has said it at a press conference dedicated to the results of Kazakhstan's chairmanship in the OSCE.

"I would like to note that according to our partners' estimations, we perfectly coped with an important mission of the chairmanship in this authoritative Organization", A.Smirnov said.

The Kazakh diplomat emphasized that the current presidency strove to fully comply with President N.Nazarbayev's motto declared "Trust. Traditions. Transparency. Tolerance", justify confidence of the participating states and expectations of the OSCE community. Kazakhstan strove for strengthening and development of heart-warming traditions of the Organization as well.

It was noted that the important result of the OSCE top-meeting, the first one after 11-year hiatus, became adoption of the Astana Declaration "Towards a Security Community" which confirmed the Organization's comprehensive approach for security on the basis of trust and transparency.

"Holding of the Summit and adoption of the Astana Declaration demonstrated recognition of Kazakhstan's success in the socio-economic and democratic development over the years of independence by".

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