On 17 May 2022 the meeting between the Permanent Representative of the Kyrgyz Republic to the OSCE, Ambassador Tolendy Makeyev and the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA), Ms. Margareta Cederfelt was held in Vienna.
During the meeting, the Permanent Representative congratulated Ms. M.Cederfelt on her election to the high position of the President of the OSCE PA. He noted that parliamentary diplomacy continues to contribute to the strengthening of the OSCE. He emphasized that the Jogorku Kenesh (parliament) of the Kyrgyz Republic traditionally takes an active part in the OSCE PA activities, thereby making its practical contribution to strengthening parliamentarism in the region, as well as to strengthening inter-parliamentary relations throughout the OSCE area.
He thanked Ms. M.Cederfelt for sending the OSCE PA observation Mission to Kyrgyzstan to monitor the parliamentary elections in the Kyrgyz Republic, which took place on 28 November 2021.
He welcomed the appointment of Ms. Pia Kauma as the OSCE PA Special Representative for Central Asia. He informed about her recent official visit to the Kyrgyz Republic on 21-22 April 2022 and expressed hope for the continuation of active and constructive cooperation within the framework of her mandate.
In turn, OSCE PA President M.Cederfelt noted that the Kyrgyz Republic is an important OSCE participating State. The functioning of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek is an important impetus for the youth of the OSCE participating States to receive a quality education.
She expressed her hope that the delegation of the Jogorku Kenesh (parliament) of the Kyrgyz Republic will be able to take part in the 29th annual session of the OSCE PA in Birmingham (Great Britain) on 2-6 July this year.
Some actual issues on the international agenda were also raised during the meeting.
For reference: Margareta Cederfelt was elected to the post of OSCE PA President during the 2021 session, which was held remotely. Previously, she was Vice-President of the OSCE PA. She has been a member of the Swedish Parliament since 1999 and has been a member of the Swedish delegation to the OSCE PA since 2010.