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OSCE Chairman-in-Office Didier Burkhalter to arrive in Moscow to discuss Ukraine

Burklander arrives in the capital of Russia Wednesday

MOSCOW, May 4 /ITAR-TASS/. Swiss President Didier Burkhalter, who is currently Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), is expected to come to Moscow next Wednesday, May 7, for a discussion of the situation in Ukraine, the Kremlin press service said Sunday night following a telephone conversation between President Vladimir Putin and Germany’s Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel,

“Putin and Merkel pointed out the importance of efficacious international measures and, in the first place, the ones steered by the OSCE, to scale down the tensions in Ukraine,” the report said.

“In this connection, the President of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, arrives in Moscow May 7 in the capacity of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office,” the press service said.