Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias will travel to Sweden today Wednesday December 1, 2021 to attend the 28th Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), which is held in Stockholm till December 3, 2021.
The Minister will attend a working dinner hosted by the Swedish Foreign Minister for the Foreign Ministers of the 57 OSCE participating States.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs will participate on Thursday, December 2, in the aforementioned Ministerial Council’s proceedings, which will provide the participating Ministers the opportunity to review and assess the Organization’s activities and strengthen the dialogue on security issues in the OSCE area.
On the same day, Mr Nikos Dendias will attend a working lunch of the Foreign Ministers, to be hosted by their Swedish counterpart, to discuss the impact of the crisis in Afghanistan on the OSCE area.
On the sidelines of the Ministerial Council, the Minister of foreign Affairs is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with his counterparts from a number of OSCE participating States. In particular, he is expected to meet with his counterparts from San Marino, Luca Beccari, Azerbaijan, Jeyhun Bayramov, Andorra, Maria Ubach Font, Armenia, Ararat Mirzoyan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bisera Turković, Bulgaria, Svetlan Stoev and Kazakhstan, Tileuberdi Mukhtar.
The Ministerial Council is the central decision-making and governing body of the OSCE. The meeting, held annually, provides the Foreign Ministers of the 57 OSCE participating States an opportunity to review and assess the Organization’s activities and strengthen the dialogue on security issues in the OSCE area.