Russia to continue cooperation with OSCE in Chechnya

Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov assured his visiting French counterpart Dominique de Villepin in Moscow on 8 January that despite the expiry of the mandate of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) mission in Chechnya, Moscow intends to continue its cooperation with the OSCE in Chechnya on "issues relating to a political settlement," Interfax reported (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 3 January 2003). LF


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