DELEGATES FOR OSCE PA ARRIVE

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Officials of the Parliamentary Office and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tuesday welcomed at the “Chingis Khaan” international airport delegates who will take part in the 2015 autumn session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

This session will run September 16-17 in Ulaanbaatar with an “Addressing security challenges in the OSCE region and beyond: the role of parliamentarians in fostering regional cooperation” theme.

Parliamentarians from across the OSCE’s 57 participating States are expected to attend the session to discuss security issues within the politics-military, environment-economic and democracy-human rights spheres.

Hosted by the State Great Khural (parliament) of Mongolia, the meeting is to be a final major gathering of the Assembly this year.

The Speaker of Mongolia Z.Enkhbold and the President of Mongolia Mr Ts.Elbegdorj are supposed to address the Assembly during the opening session on September 16.

Among the key speakers will be OSCE PA President Ilkka Kanerva (MP, Finland), members of the Mongolian delegation to the Assembly, officials from the United Nations and Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

The session will also feature a special roundtable on Central Asia with the Heads of OSCE field presences in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Mongolia, the most recent country to become an OSCE participating State, will host OSCE PA meeting for the first time.

B.Khuder