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Prague, Sept 14 (CTK) – Responsible, transparent, impartial and efficient institutions can help prevent violence and terrorism, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek said in an opening speech at the OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum in Prague yesterday.
The three-day forum of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) will focus on the principles of good governance and its role in maintaining security and stability. More than 200 delegates from 57 countries, nongovernmental organisations and other institutions take part in the conference that also deals with fighting corruption and money laundering related to support for terrorism, environmental affairs and migration.
OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier said migration led to a U-turn in European policy. It ought to be shown that migration is not only a threat, but it may also produce economic profit, Zannier said.
The forum is held under the auspices of the German chairmanship of OSCE.
Zaoralek said the Czech Republic wants to promote good governance and the principles of impartiality, responsibility, transparency, effectiveness, competency, integrity and equality also in the United Nations as one of the vice-presiding countries of the U.N. Economic and Social Council.
Zaoralek supported the idea of an active participation of civic society and the public in governance.

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