Saudabayev Discusses Shared Plans
Last March 31, Kanat Saudabayev went to Kyiv to meet with the leaders of Ukraine and discuss the key aspects of the ongoing negotiations on European security.
Kazakhstan’s Secretary of State and Foreign Minister as well as the current OSCE chairperson, Kanat Saudabayev, recently made a visit to Ukraine to discuss several matters regarding both parties’ shared priorities and plans to deepen cooperation among OSCE parliamentarians.
The Kazakhstan OSCE chairperson met with Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s newly elected president; Verkhovna Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn; Ukraine’s foreign minister Kostyantyn Hryschenko; as well as several other representatives from various Ukranian political parties.
Last March 31, Kanat Saudabayev went to Kyiv to meet with the leaders of Ukraine and discuss the key aspects of the ongoing negotiations on European security. Saudabayev went to discuss the dialogue between the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and several member states. In line with that issue, Saudabayev and the Ukrainian leaders also mentioned possible ways on how the OSCE could support the local priorities of Ukraine’s new leadership.
So far, this March 31 meeting has been the first official meeting between Ukraine’s new leadership with Kazakhstan-helmed OSCE. According to Saudabayev, OSCE plans to cooperate with Ukraine in order to attain common goals. The chairperson of Kazakhstan-helmed OSCE said, “Ukraine plays an important role in the region, and we intend to work together to achieve our common goal of strengthening mutual understanding and trust in the sphere of responsibility of our Organization within the framework of the Corfu Process.”
During the meeting Kanat Saudabayev placed an emphasis on the importance of OSCE and Ukraine’s joint activities such as the ongoing large-scale project that will dispose tons of melange, a highly toxic rocket fuel component.
Aside from that, Saudabayev also expressed his gratitude to Ukraine for the support it gave to Kazakhstan in order to convene an OSCE summit. After his visit to Ukraine, Kanat Saudabayev is planning to meet up with several representatives from the Moldovan government as well as with several Transdniestrian leaders in order to discuss several OSCE matters.