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OSCE Chief Pushes For 2009 Kazakh Presidency


http://gdb.rferl.org/0FD2968A-DFA5-41ED-870D-8C469AAABF22_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/0FD2968A-DFA5-41ED-870D-8C469AAABF22_mw800_mh600.jpg Miguel Angel Moratinos (file photo) (OSCE) April 10, 2007 -- The chairman in office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) says he hopes to achieve a consensus in November to hand the body's presidency to Kazakhstan in 2009.


Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said today he was "impressed" by Kazakhstan's reform program, but insisted it needed to be implemented "in the near future."


He spoke in Astana on the first day of tour of the five Central Asian countries.


(AFP)

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