Closing Statement | 2016 EEDIM

On behalf of the United States, I would like to thank you Ambassador Pohl, and the German Chairmanship, Dr. Yigitgüden, and the staff of the Office of the Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities for organizing this year’s Economic and Environmental Dimension Implementation Meeting (EEDIM). We also thank our panelists and OSCE field officers ...
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Opening Statement | 2016 EEDIM

Good morning, fellow delegates, representatives, and distinguished guests. On behalf of the United States, I would like to thank you, Ambassador Pohl, Chair of the Permanent Council, and the German delegation, as well as Dr. Yigitguden, Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities, and your staff, for the tremendous work organizing this week’s Economic and ...
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2015 Economic and Environmental Dimension Implementation Meeting — Closing Statement

On behalf of the United States, I would like to thank you Ambassador Milinković and the Serbian Chairmanship, Dr. Yigitgüden, and the Office of the Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities for hosting this Economic and Environmental Dimension Implementation Meeting (EEDIM). We also thank our expert panelists and OSCE field officers for their participation ...
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2015 Economic and Environmental Dimension Implementation Meeting — Opening Statement

Fellow delegates, representatives, and distinguished guests, let me begin by thanking the Serbian Chairmanship and the Office of the Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities for hosting this Economic and Environmental Dimension Implementation Meeting (EEDIM). I would also like to express our sincere appreciation to State Secretary Ilic, Ambassador Zugic, Coordinator Dr. Yigitguden, Director ...
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Response to the Foreign Minister of Macedonia and the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairmanship for the Western Balkans: Statement to the PC

We welcome Foreign Minister Poposki and Ambassador Stoudmann to the Permanent Council, and thank you both for your statements. The recent events in Macedonia have been the subject of considerable attention at the Permanent Council. The disclosures of illegal wiretaps and the information included in those recordings, involving allegations of electoral fraud, intimidation of media, ...
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Response to the OSCE Project Coordinator in Uzbekistan: Statement to the PC

The United States welcomes Ambassador Szabó back to the Permanent Council. Ambassador, we thank you for your report and your ongoing efforts to support Uzbekistan in implementing its OSCE commitments. We appreciate your stated goal of maintaining meaningful work in all three OSCE dimensions and conducting projects in various parts of Uzbekistan. Thank you for ...
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Response to Head of the OSCE Programme Office in Astana: Statement to the PC

The United States welcomes Ambassador Zarudna back to the Permanent Council, and thanks her for her report. Ambassador Zarudna, with the adoption of a new mandate in December 2014, the former OSCE Center in Astana has transitioned to the current Program Office. We hope that the Program Office has been able to continue to work ...
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Response to the Head of the OSCE Office in Tajikistan: Statement to the PC

The United States warmly welcomes Ambassador Müller back to the Permanent Council. Ambassador, we thank you for your report and for the outstanding work you and your staff are doing in Tajikistan. We continue to support much of the traditional programmatic activity your office undertakes, as well as your efforts to address new activities in ...
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Response to the OSCE Coordinator for Economic and Environmental Activities: Statement to the PC

We also take this opportunity to extend our deepest condolences to all of the families and loved ones of those who were on board Germanwings 9525. We share your deep sadness and grief at this time. The United States welcomes Dr. Yigitgüden to the Permanent Council as he presents his latest report as OSCE Coordinator ...
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