OSCE, Asian partners to cooperate to strengthen transnational security

08:06, May 24, 2011      

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A meeting themed "OSCE-Mongolia Conference on strengthening the Cooperative Security between OSCE and the Asian Partners of Cooperation" coorganized by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Mongolian government opened here in Ulan Bator Monday.

Representatives from OSCE participating countries and its Asian partners as well as many other international organizations took part in the meeting. Mongolian Foreign Minister Gombojav Zandanshatar and director of the office of the OSCE Secretary General Paul Fritch attended the event.

Zandanshatar said Mongolia wants to develop cooperation with OSCE in all areas, adding expanding the cooperations with OSCE is a priority of Mongolia's foreign policy. He also expressed Mongolia's willingness to become a participating state of the organization.

Fritch said the security in OSCE area and security in this region are inextricable linked, and the challenges are increasingly transboundary in nature. He said the OSCE can help combat organized crime, terrorism, humanbeing trafficking, illicit trafficking in drugs, corruption and money laundry.

The OSCE is a pan-security body whose 56 participating states span the geographical area from Vancouver to Vladivostok. As a regional arrangement under the UN Chapter, the OSCE is a primary instrument for early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation.

Source: Xinhua
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