December 1-2 in Astana will host a summit of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Last time the leaders of 56 countries included in this international organization, met together 11 years ago in Istanbul. New Summit organized by Kazakhstan, a country which was the first of the states of the CIS, chairs the OSCE.
The Head of State has already departed to Astana. There he planned speech at the plenary session.
Deputy Chairman of the International Committee of the House of Representatives Igor Karpenko in a conversation with the "freedom" said the OSCE needs a new breath:
"Of course, it needs to be reformed. Example, we do not hear the voices of the OSCE regarding the placement of the air defense system in Europe. Organization should see what is happening in the world today. Most often see that? Human rights as the right key. But for some reason do not see the practical realization of other rights. example, our country the right to work, the right to affordable health care and a number of other positions. "
Politicians and analysts that the OSCE clearly divided into two groups. A little faith in the Reformation and believes that the OSCE as an organization is already out of date. And even call it "the product of an era that is gone." The second group is hoping for a positive change. It is the mood now in Astana, said international observer from Minsk Jacob Roman, that since yesterday in the capital of Kazakhstan:
"But all recognize the particular merit of the Kazakh government, which This year, chairs of the OSCE. This emphasizes and head of state, who says that it is necessary to deduct as an achievement of President Nazarbayev and Kazakhstan's leadership in general. They were able to organize such a meeting. And this was very not easy. "
We asked the Yakovlev, that will be most noticeable at the OSCE summit?
"One of the main issues of the summit should be a consideration, discussion regarding the initiative of Russian President Medvedev about the new architecture of Russian security. Refers to the increasing effectiveness of the OSCE and the general reconstruction of the architecture. But as far as I know, with this approach is not very much agree West in particular the United States. And private information, this initiative will remain within the OSCE in the endless debate. "
The OSCE is traditionally called the organization from Vancouver to Vladivostok. This emphasizes the enormous space that it covers — from Canada to Russia. 56 different countries with different interests can not, in contrast to, for example, the European Union, to find common ground on many issues.