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Central Asia in the Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian Security Community

USOSCE PAO Chris Midura listens to a Russian interpreter translate a question from a Kazakh journalist, Sept.14, 2011. (USOSCE/Colin Peters)

USOSCE PAO Chris Midura listens to a Russian interpreter translate a question from a Kazakh journalist, Sept.14, 2011. (USOSCE/Colin Peters)

On Wednesday, September 14, USOSCE Public Affairs Officer Chris Midura joined representatives from the OSCE Missions of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Russia in addressing Central Asian journalists in an informal roundtable discussion titled: “The role of Central Asia in the implementation of the vision of a Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security community.”

At the event, which was sponsored by Kazakhstan’s delegation to the OSCE, Midura stressed the importance of Central Asia to U.S. foreign policy, and gave an overview of Secretary Clinton’s vision for a “New Silk Road” agenda to promote development and integration in the region.  He also called for concrete actions to implement protections for fundamental freedoms affirmed by the Astana Declaration in December 2010.