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Response to Riccardo Migliori, President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the Permanent Council, Vienna October 11, 2012 We welcome President Migliori to the Permanent Council for the first time since his election at the Monaco Annual Session. I attended the Annual Session, and found it a dynamic and substantive meeting.  The Monaco Declaration and resolutions give us important ...
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Response to the Report by the Representative to the Latvian-Russian Joint Commission on Military Pensioners

As delivered by Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher Midura to the Permanent Council, Vienna October 11, 2012 We welcome the return of Lieutenant Colonel Napiontek to the Permanent Council and thank him for his report. The United States considers good relations between neighbors an important indication of the successful realization of our shared principle ...
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Statement on the Alliance against Trafficking in Persons

As delivered by Margaret Paton at the Alliance against Trafficking in Persons Conference Vienna, October 11, 2012 The United States commends the Office of the Special Representative and Coordinator for Trafficking in Human Beings for convening the Twelfth Alliance against Trafficking in Persons event.  We appreciate this opportunity for the OSCE to strengthen its partnership ...
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Closing Reinforced Plenary Session – Final Remarks

As prepared for delivery by Ambassador Michael Kozak OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Warsaw, October 5, 2012 Mr. Chairman, We thank ODIHR and Poland for once again hosting the HDIM in this lively city of Warsaw.  We are mindful that our annual meeting takes place in a country where freedom and democracy are not just ...
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