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OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Winter Meeting to debate Afghanistan.

A special debate on the situation in Afghanistan will take place at the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's ninth Winter Meeting in Vienna on 18-19 February. Among the speakers on opening day are OSCE PA President Joao Soares, the President of the Austrian Nationalrat Barbara Prammer, and the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister Kanat Saudabaev. The Chairperson-in-Office's speech will be followed by a question and answer session.Almost 250 OSCE parliamentarians from 53 participating States, and parliamentarians from three Mediterranean Partners, are expected to participate in the Winter Meeting. The Vienna meeting is the second largest event on the PA's annual calendar after the Annual Session, which is being held from 6 to 10 July in Oslo.OSCE Secretary General Marc Perrin de Brichambaut will speak and answer questions during the closing session on 19 February. Several heads of OSCE institutions are also scheduled to speak at the Meeting.

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