|Date: 26/06/2012 Time: 01:26:00 PM
The Organization for Security and Cooperation
Europe (OSCE) annual Security Review Conference will start in Vienna on
Tuesday with the participation of five Arab countries.
The three-day event will bring together high-level participants from 56
OSCE participating States and international/regional organizations who will
discuss security matters of shared concern, related to transnational threats
and challenges, arms control and confidence- and security-building measures,
engagement with OSCE Partners for Co-operation in the Mediterranean and Asian
regions, as well as conflict prevention and resolution.
Among keynote speakers in the opening session of the conference will be
Deputy Secretary General for the European External Action Service Helga
Schmid, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Grushko,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US State Department Eric Rubin, Director
General for International Security Affairs at the Foreign Ministry of Turkey
Ambassador Bulent Meric and the OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier.
Ambassador Eoin O'Leary, the Chairperson of the OSCE Permanent Council,
representing the Irish 2012 OSCE Chairmanship will also take part in the