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May 2011 Statements

05/26/2011 – Permanent Council Response to the Secretary General on the 2012 Program Outline (PDF – 41KB) Statement on Public Discourse Related to European Muslims and Romani Communities (PDF – 39KB) Internet Freedom within the OSCE Region (PDF – 44KB) Statement on Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev Case in Russia (PDF – 39KB) Response to Head of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek, Ambassador Andrew Tesoriere (PDF – 45KB) Response to the Russian Federation’s Concern about Rule of Law in Sweden and the United States (PDF – 40KB) 05/19/2011 – Permanent Council Statement on Freedom of Expression in Azerbaijan (PDF – 40KB) Statement on Freedom of the Media in Belarus (PDF – 40KB) Statement on May 18 Incident in the South Ossetia Region of Georgia (PDF – 114KB) Statement on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (PDF – 43KB) 05/12/2011 – Permanent Council Response to the Amb. Ivar Vikki, Head of the OSCE Office in Tajikistan (PDF – 67KB) Statement on Freedom of Assembly in Armenia (PDF – 78KB) 05/05/2011 – Permanent Council Response to the Address by the Head of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, H. E. Ambassador Gary Robbins (PDF – 46KB) Response to the Address by the Executive Director of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, H. E. Ambassador Çinar Aldemir (PDF – 40KB) CICA Executive Director’s Address to the OSCE Permanent Council (PDF – 51KB) Statement on the Passing Away of the First High Commissioner on National Minorities, Max van der Stoel (PDF – 41KB) Response to Address by OSCE Project Coordinator in Uzbekistan, H. E. Ambassador Istvan Venczel (PDF – 45KB)
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April 2011 Statements

04/14/2011 – Permanent Council Response to Address by the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, H. E. Ambassador Hido Biščević (PDF – 75KB) Response to Address by the Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, Ambassador Philip Remler (PDF – 41KB) Statement Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Space Flight (PDF – 39KB) 04/13/2011 – Special Permanent Council Response to the Metro Bombing in Belarus (PDF – 52KB) Response to the Statement by the President of the Republic of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė (PDF – 52KB) Statement by the President of the Republic of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė (MP3) Statement by the President of the Republic of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, Power Point Visuals (PDF – 64KB) 04/07/2011 – Permanent Council  Statement on International Roma Day (PDF – 54KB) Statement on Freedom of Assembly in Azerbaijan (PDF – 48KB) Statement on Elections in Kazakhstan (PDF – 77KB) Response to Statement on Koran Burning in the United States of America (PDF – 77KB) Statement by Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the OSCE, Ambassador Kairat Abdrakhmanov, on the burning of Quran (PDF – 70KB) Statement on Article 31 Protests in Russia (PDF – 78KB) Response to the OSCE Special Representative and Coordinator on Trafficking in Human Beings Maria Grazia Giammarinaro (PDF – 60KB) Speech of Dr. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (PDF – 74KB)
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March 2011 Statements

03/31/2011 – Permanent Council Response to Foreign Minister of Tajikistan, H. E. Hamrokhon Zarifi  (PDF – 45KB) Statement on the Occasion of the Closing of the OSCE Office in Minsk  (PDF – 70KB) 03/24/2011 – Permanent Council Response to Head of the Community Security Initiative in Kyrgyzstan, Amb. Markus Mueller  (PDF – 76KB) Statement on the Continuing Situation in Belarus (PDF – 70KB) Statement on the Status of Human Rights Watch in Uzbekistan (PDF – 68KB) 03/17/2011 – Permanent Council Response to Report by Director of ODIHR, Amb. Janez Lenarcic (PDF – 97KB) Response to Report by Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatovic (PDF – 101KB) Statement on the Continuing Situation in Belarus (PDF – 73KB) Statement on Albania (PDF – 69KB) Statement on Right to Assembly and Freedom of Expression in Azerbaijan (PDF – 70KB) Response to Belarus on the Treatment of Detainees in the United States   (PDF – 69KB) 03/10/2011 – Permanent Council Statement on Guantanamo and Detainee Policy  (PDF – 69KB) Statement on the Continuing Situation in Belarus  (PDF – ...
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February 2011 Statements

02/18/2011 – Mediterranean Contact Group Meeting Remarks on developments in the Mediterranean region (PDF – 54KB) 02/17/2011 – Permanent Council Statement on the Continuing Situation in Belarus (PDF – 134KB) Statement on OSCE Budget Conciliation (PDF – 55KB) Statement on Conviction of Ilie Cazac (PDF – 54KB) Statement on the Perils Facing Media Freedom in Some of the Participating States (PDF – 76KB) 02/10/2011 – Permanent Council Response to EU Special Representative for South Caucasus, Ambassador Peter Semneby (PDF – 77KB) Statement by the EUSR for the South Caucasus Peter Semneby (PDF – 49KB) 19th OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum, February 7-8, 2011:  Development of Sustainable Energy Opening Statement, delivered by Charge d’Affaires Carol Fuller, February 7 (PDF – 147KB) Closing Statement, delivered by Charles Hornbostel, February 8 (PDF – 54KB) 02/03/2011 – Permanent Council Statement on Sanctions on Belarus (PDF – 153KB) Statement on Situation in Egypt (PDF – 142KB) Statement on Early Elections in Kazakhstan (PDF – 139KB) Statement on Events at “Strategy 31” Protests in Russia (PDF – 138KB) Response to the Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Ambassador Werner Almhofer (PDF – 151KB)
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January 2011 Statements

01/27/2011 – Permanent Council Statement on Nemtsov and Yashin Sentencing in Russia (PDF – 61KB) Statement on Reported Russian Missile Deployment in South Ossetia (PDF – 139KB) Statement on Council of Europe’s Adoption of Allegations of Marty Report on Organ Trafficking in Kosovo (PDF – 93KB) Statement on Violent Protests in Albania (PDF – 66KB) Statement on Media Freedom in Armenia (PDF – 79KB) Statement on the January 24 Moscow Airport Bombing (PDF – 71KB) Statement on Closure of OSCE Office in Belarus (PDF – 66KB) International Holocaust Remembrance Day (PDF – 65KB) Response to the Three OSCE Committee Chairs (PDF – 82KB) 01/20/2011 – Permanent Council Statement on Plans for a Referendum in place of Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan (PDF – 66KB) Statement on Human Rights Situation and Closure of OSCE Office in Belarus (PDF – 142KB) Statement on Media Freedom in Hungary (PDF – 133KB) Statement on Khodorkovsky and Lebedev Verdicts in Russia (PDF – 131KB) Statement on Events in Tunisia (PDF – 144KB) Response to Secretary General’s Update on the Community Security Initiative in Kyrgyzstan (PDF – 81KB) 01/13/2011 – Permanent Council Response to Lithuanian Foreign Minister Audronius Ažubalis (PDF 114kB)   (Link to CiO Ažublis’s Address, PDF – 60KB) United States Statement on Belarus (PDF – 107KB) Statement on Referendum to Cancel Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan (PDF – 105KB)
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