€11 million spent to organize the summit

€11 million spent to organize the summit
# 29 November 2010 15:06 (UTC +04:00)
Astana. Viktoria Dementyeva – APA. One of the major points of the final document of Astana summit concerns the protracted conflicts, the Head of Kazakhstan’s OSCE Task Force - Ambassador-at-Large Serzhan Abdykarimov said at the briefing in Astana, APA’s correspondent reports from Astana. He said work continues on the final document of the summit.
“The work has been going on for three months, there exists the fourth version of the document. We hope the countries will demonstrate constructiveness for the summit to be a success and the document to be signed. The common political will of all the OSCE members should be reflected in the document,” he said.

Serzhan Abdykarimov said the document also covered fight against terrorism and drug trafficking.

According to him, 2500 delegations from the participating and partner countries will attend the Astana summit of OSCE. 28 heads of state, 10 prime ministers, 7 deputy prime ministers, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and 14 foreign ministers from OSCE member states have already confirmed their participation in the summit. Heads and representatives of 33 international organizations (European Union, UN, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Economic Cooperation Organization, Collective Security Treaty Organization, NATO etc.) are also among the participants.

Serzhan Abdykarimov said all conditions had been created for the heads and members of the delegations, their security had been ensured.
“The heads of state have begun to arrive in our country from today, the airports will work at full capacity from tomorrow. All our security agencies have tightened security,” he said.

Abdykarimov said €11 million had been spent to organize the summit, 75 percent of it was paid by the organizing country, 25 percent contributed by the OSCE member states.

The first summit of OSCE in 11 years will be held in Astana on December 1-2.
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