Rutte attending OSCE Summit in Astana

On 1 December 2010, Prime Minister Mark Rutte will attend the first day of the two-day OSCE Summit in Astana, Kazakhstan.

It is the first summit of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in 11 years.

Among the items on the agenda is the review of the Organization's basic principles. The Netherlands will call for special attention to be given to human rights and democratisation. In the margins of the Summit, Mr Rutte will hold bilateral meetings with various heads of government and NGO representatives.