Secretary General Jandos Asanov attended, as a guest, the Fourteenth Winter Meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, which took place on 18-20 February 2015 in Vienna. The focus of the Winter Meeting was parliamentary debate on the crisis in Ukraine and the OSCE’s efforts to resolve the conflict. During the meeting’s opening plenary, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Ivica Dacic and OSCEPA President Ilka Kannerva addressed the OSCE parliamentarians. Mr. Dacic also took questions from the parliamentarians on priorities of the Serbian Chairmanship and various issues put on the current OSCE agenda.
On the sidelines of the meeting, Secretary General met with the delegations of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey to the OSCEPA, and members of the delegations discussed with Mr. Asanov basic aspects of interaction among the four member countries within the OSCEPA framework, including further joint activities during the Twenty Fourth Annual Session of the OSCEPA to be held in Helsinki on 6-10 July 2015.