Ukraine’s preparations for the chairmanship of the OSCE in 2013 are
an important part of the Foreign Ministry’s current activities and they
are being carried out systematically, according to the spokesman for the
Foreign Ministry of Ukraine, Oleksandr Dykusarov.
“The active phase of the completion of a detailed program of the
future chairmanship at the OSCE will begin in September this year, as
soon as the current Irish chairmanship of the OSCE presents draft
documents that are to be approved at a meeting of the OSCE Ministerial
Council in December 2012 and which will be taken into account by
Ukraine,” Dykusarov said, while commenting on the fact that Kyiv has not
drafted and submitted a program of its chairmanship of the OSCE yet.
He added that the Ukrainian side has met with the heads of the main
institutes of the OSCE as part of its preparations for the chairmanship.
He also mentioned that OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier has
scheduled a visit to Ukraine for September 10-11, 2012.