Kazakhstan Defends OSCE Chairmanship Bid
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Foreign Minister Qasymzhomart Toqaev (file photo) (NATO)
October 27, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Kazakh Foreign Minister Qasymzhomart Toqaev is expected to address the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna today.
Toqaev has said that he will use the speech to outline what priorities Kazakhstan would pursue if it were to obtain the chairmanship of the 56-member organization in 2009.
The OSCE is expected to decide on Kazakhstan's chairmanship bid in the coming weeks.