On 30 August 2013 the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Leonid Kozhara had a telephone conversation with President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Ranko Krivokapic. Leonid Kozhara reiterated a great importance that the Ukrainian OSCE Chairmanship attaches to the activities of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and stressed the readiness to continue close cooperation with this Institution.
The OSCE Chairperson-in-Office specifically emphasized a key role of the OSCE PA in the international election observation in the OSCE participating States. In this connection particular attention was devoted to observation missions of the OSCE institutions in the upcoming presidential elections in Azerbaijan and Georgia.
The OSCE Chairperson-in-Office confirmed his recent decision to appoint a Special Co-ordinator of the OSCE short-term observation mission for the upcoming presidential elections in Azerbaijan to be held on 9 October 2013. This decision was taken upon the proposal of the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. In this connection L.Kozhara expressed hope for an active participation of the OSCE PA observers in monitoring those elections.
The OSCE Chairperson-in-Office also expressed his intention to support a proposal of the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to appoint a Special Co-ordinator for a short-term OSCE observation mission during the Presidential elections in Georgia on 31 October 2013.
Minister L.Kozhara expressed support of the Ukrainian Chairmanship for the willingness of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to take an active part in the upcoming election observation in Azerbaijan and Georgia.