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Riccardo Migliori (Italy), Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly's First Committee, led the OSCE PA Delegation at the 2009 Annual Security Review Conference in Vienna 23-24 June.

Sergey Lavrov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, was the special guest of this year's Conference.

"The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly has been actively involved in addressing the pressing security threats that affect the OSCE region today," said Mr. Migliori when addressing the Conference. "Since last August, the PA has held two special debates to discuss recent security developments, during its Toronto and Vienna meetings."

Mr. Migliori added that, "the Parliamentary Assembly will continue to drive the political dialogue among participating States in order to build trust and find peaceful solutions to the conflicts that affect our region."