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PM: Important decisions at OSCE summit

Δημοσίευση 3 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 10:59 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
PM: Important decisions at OSCE summit
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Prime minister George Papandreou said on Thursday that many important decisions are being taken at the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Summit in Astana, Kazakhstan, which ended later in the day.

Prime minister George Papandreou said on Thursday that many important decisions are being taken at the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Summit in Astana, Kazakhstan, which ended later in the day.

Greece's presence in the OSCE is particularly significant, both in the chairmanship of the organisation and in the so-called 'troika (the preceding, current and next chairmanship), Papandreou added.

"We have succeeded in advancing very important decisions, such as the Corfu Process, which was definitive in creation a new perception of security in wider Europe, a perception that is not one of conflict but one of cooperation among not only the Europeans but also the players in the wider region," Papandreou said.

The Greek premier also spoke of an "important process since it led to NATO's decision to upgrade its relations with Russia, a very significant decision for the security of the citizens of so many countries".

At the same time, the country is also advancing its bilateral relations and, in this case, in a region that had been forgotten for Greece, but is of great significance to the country because it is a hub in the world energy map, Papandreou continued, adding that many possibilities also exist for collaborations, as well as the historical and cultural ties.

He further noted the prospects for cooperation in the fields of construction, manufacturing, agriculture and tourism, and stressed the friendly sentiments in Kazakhstan towards Hellenism and Greece.

"The result is positive and allows us to invest in the future of our relations," Papandreou stressed.

The Greek premier met on Thursday, on the sidelines of the OSCE summit, with Vatican prime minister Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone.