Asian countries to shoulder more responsibilities under OSCE framework: Kazakh Prime Minister

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It is of great significance for Kazakhstan to chair the presidency of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which indicated that Asian countries would shoulder more responsibilities under the framework of OSCE in future, Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Masimov said Wednesday.

Kazakhstan is the first former Soviet Union nation to hold the summit, which was achieved accordingly by the much closer ties between Asian and European countries in recent years, Masimov told Xinhua reporters at an interview.

Besides the OSCE, Kazakhstan chaired the rotating presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization this year and was going to head the Organization of the Islamic Conference next year.

The ongoing OSCE summit held in Kazakhstan capital city Astana has drawn top leaders or senior officials from 65 nations, as well as some international organization. The meeting would be held on Wednesday and Thursday.

Masimov said a priority of his government in the next five years will be increasing the country's competitive power in economic sector, which is also the most challenging task for the country.

"Nowadays, the competition in Central Asian region is much more fierce, and Kazakhstan need to pay more attention on it, Masimov said.

Finally the Prime Minister highly praised China's Shanghai World Expo that ended in this October, saying "it was the best Expo ever". He added as Kazakhstan is bidding for the host of the 2017 World Expo, "Kazakhstan could learn a lot from Shanghai's experiences".

Source: Xinhua


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