Azerbaijan and OSCE discuss mandate of OSCE Office in Baku

Azerbaijan and OSCE discuss mandate of OSCE Office in Baku
# 18 March 2013 13:32 (UTC +04:00)

Baku. Victoria Dementyeva – APA. Last week the OSCE Chairmanship and the participating States received a letter from the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry on the mandate of the OSCE Office in Baku in Azerbaijan, the OSCE press service told APA.

“The matters contained in the letter are under careful consideration and are being discussed by all participating States, including at the session of the Permanent Council on 14 March 2013. As these discussions are confidential I cannot comment on their content at this time. During his visit to Baku (15th March) the OSCE Secretary General, Lamberto Zannier discussed the issues raised in the letter with President Ilham Aliyev and Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov,” Deputy Spokesperson of the OSCE Frane Maroevic told APA.

The mandates of all OSCE field operations are agreed with the host country and approved by consensus by all 57 OSCE participating States.

The annual mandate of the OSCE Office in Baku, which has been working in the country since 2000, was renewed most recently 4 months ago and its budget approved last month.

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