Australia highly praises policy of Kazakhstan and initiatives of President Nazarbayev
ASTANA. December 2. KAZINFORM /Alexey Kaulko/ Australia has joined the OSCE because it shares the same values the OSCE does, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia Kevin Rudd said it at the OSCE Summit in Astana.
In Australia, we have passion for democracy, passion for human rights and passion for the rule of law, and above all we have joined because Australia admires the OSCE's willingness to make a practical difference on the ground, he said.
Australia is already an active partner of the OSCE, it shares strategic interests regarding Afghanistan. It is fully involved in the process of stabilizing the situation in Afghanistan as well as many others world communities trying to prevent acts of terrorism in any form happening again.
The conflict in Afghanistan cannot be settled by military force alone, we support a comprehensive approach which embraces civilian efforts, he said adding that Australia condemns violence in any forms and would always support efforts and policy aiming to keep peace in a separate region and the entire world.
Besides, Australia highly praises the policy of Kazakhstan and initiatives of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and supports the interethnic dialogue in the Asia-Pacific region.