Secretary General attended OSCEPA Annual Session
July 9, 2015

Upon the invitation of the OSCEPA Secretary General, Mr. Jandos Asanov participated in the 24th Annual Session of the OSCEPA, which took place on 5-9 July 2015. The theme for the Session was "Recalling the Spirit of Helsinki" dedicated to the OSCEs founding document, the Helsinki Final Act, which was signed in the Finnish capital in 1975. The Session also featured a presentation of the final results of the Helsinki+40 project, which has generated a wide range of ideas for Organizational reform ahead of the Final Acts milestone anniversary.

On the session´s sidelines, Secretary General Asanov held meetings with the delegations of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey, where he discussed main aspects of coordinating activities of the four delegations during the current session. Mr. Asanov also met with current OSCEPA Secretary General Spencer Oliver and incoming Mr. Roberto Montella, who was elected the next Secretary General of the organization with a term starting on 1 January 2016. TURKPA Secretary General congratulated Mr. Montella on this occasion and wished him every success in his future endeavors.

The Helsinki session also included election of officers for the OSCEPA General Committees. Mr. Azay Guliyev, member of the Azerbaijani delegation, was re-elected the Vice-Chair of the Committee on Political Affairs and Security and Ms. Roza Aknazarova, head of the Kyrgyz delegation, was re-elected the Chair of the Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment.

The session was ended with adoption of the 2015 Helsinki Declaration containing the OSCEPA´s policy recommendations for the OSCE and its participating States in the fields of political affairs, economics, the environment and human rights.