Summits


Heads of State and Government pose for a family photo at the OSCE Summit in Astana, 1 December 2010. (OSCE/Vladimir Trofimchuk)

Heads of State and Government pose for a family photo at the OSCE Summit in Astana, 1 December 2010. (OSCE/Vladimir Trofimchuk)

Summits are periodic meetings of Heads of State or Government of OSCE participating States that set priorities and provide orientation at the highest political level. Summit meetings tend to be “scripted” by the professional diplomats who staff the OSCE offices. So far there have been seven OSCE/CSCE summits; the last summit was held in Astana Kazakhstan in 2010 and the one before that, in Istanbul Turkey in 1999.