Interpretative Statement on the 2019 Unified Budget

Flags of the 57 OSCE participating States outside the Hofburg Congress Center, Vienna, Austria, October 13, 2017. (USOSCE/Colin Peters)

Interpretative Statement on the 2019 Unified Budget

As delivered by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Harry R. Kamian
to the Permanent Council, Vienna
April 11, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Chair.

The United States wishes to make an interpretative statement under paragraph IV.1(A)6 of the Rules of Procedure of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

In joining consensus on this OSCE 2019 Unified Budget, the United States notes that the inclusion of cash surpluses in this budget does not imply any commitment by the United States to increases in U.S. contributions in future years.

We request that this statement be attached to this decision and recorded in the journal of the day.

Thank you, Mr. Chair.

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