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