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ForMin Melescanu participates on Tuesday in OSCE foreign ministers’ informal meeting

Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu will participate on Tuesday in the informal meeting of diplomacy heads of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) participating countries, aimed at consolidating dialogue and increasing confidence among these countries in the demarches of strengthening the common security, the Romanian Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informed on Monday.

At the same time, the meeting organised in Mauerbach by Austria, OSCE chairmanship-in-office holder this year, will represent a preparing exercise in the perspective of the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting of Vienna, on 7 and 8 December.

According to a MAE release, in this context there will be approached a series of topical elements on the OSCE agenda and, for the first time, on a foreign ministers’ level, there will be talks on the so-called Structured Dialogue, according to the commitments assumed by the participating states in the Ministerial Council meeting of Hamburg of December 2016.

During the meeting, the Romanian Foreign Minister will reiterate a series of key-messages on priority interest areas, with a focus on aspects such as: the future of the European security architecture; the Structured Dialogue referring to the current and future challenges in the OSCE space; the promotion of the full implementing of the commitments assumed by the OSCE participating states in all three dimensions of the organisation’s activity (political-military, economic and environmental, as well as the human dimension); thrusting the OSCE demarches in solving the crisis in Ukraine and the extended conflicts, particularly that in Transnistria; the prevention of violent extremism.

OSCE represents the most extended regional forum of political dialogue in the area of security, both in terms of the geographic space covered and in terms of the approach, of a comprehensive manner, on the security concept, the Romanian Foreign Affairs Ministry brings to mind.

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