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08 June 2017, 15:54

Vienna to host OSCE-CEI high-level panel discussion on migration

VIENNA, 8 June (BelTA) – Vienna will play host to the OSCE-CEI High-Level Panel Discussion “Beyond the Emergency: Improving the International Response to Large Movements of People”, BelTA learned from the Belarus Permanent Delegation to the OSCE in Vienna.

This joint event will discuss long-term approaches to comprehensively address the issue of large movements of people as a structural feature of the new European human, economic and security landscape. As expected, the event will be attended by representatives of OSCE member states, the Central European Initiative, think tanks and non-governmental organizations. The event will also look into the role that the regional and sub-regional organizations can play in addressing long-term aspects of migration.

The discussion will be attended by Belarus Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko, Austrian Secretary-General for Foreign Affairs Michael Linhart, OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier, CEI Alternate Secretary General Margot Klestil-Loffler, heads the International Center for Migration Policy Development, the International Organization for Migration, representatives of the OSCE and others.

Thiswill be the first joint event of its kind by the OSCE and CEI which will discuss a wide range of issues related to the efforts of the international community to respond to the challenges of migration, with a special emphasis on the situation in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Belarus Permanent Delegation to the OSCE istressed.

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