Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Titus Corlatean on Monday emphasized Romania’s firm support to the efforts meant to prevent and settle conflicts in the OSCE area and revealed the importance of the mediation as an essential instrument in all the stages of the conflicting cycle, from the early alert and the prevention of the conflict to the management of the crisis and the post-conflict rehabilitation. ‘The organization of the conference is an expression of Romania’s pledge to contribute to the efforts meant to consolidate the OSCE capability of taking action in the field of the mediation and promotion of the cooperation between the UN and the regional organizations in their joint efforts meant to improve security and stability globally and regionally,’ said Minister Titus Corlatean in the opening of the conference dealing with the mediation in the OSCE area, which was organized in Bucharest. He stressed the fact that Romania had been long engaged in the international and regional organizations that are involved in keeping peace and stability and in promoting the universal principles. Titus Corlatean also said that in the past few decades Romania had faced some conflicts in its neighbourhood. He referred to the conflict in the Republic of Moldova, in Georgia and in Nagorno-Karabakh and added that they went on being a threat to the OSCE area.