Poland begins the chairmanship of the OSCE – Poland in Ukraine

Poland begins the chairmanship of the OSCE – Poland in Ukraine
Poland begins the chairmanship of the OSCE – Poland in Ukraine

Today, Poland takes the annual chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation with Europe. Our country thus takes a greater role in shaping security and stability on the European continent in the spirit of the Helsinki Final Act, the 50th anniversary of which we will be leaving in 2025.

– Poland takes over the OSCE Chairmanship at a time when participating states face multiple challenges for peace and security. A real dialogue between them must be based on the principles of international law and a strong commitment to the existing instruments and tools of the OSCE. Our ambition is for the OSCE to operate as efficiently as possible, said Zbigniew Rau, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.

The main goal of the Polish Presidency will be activities aimed at regulating regional and frozen conflicts by supporting the OSCE structures. Poland’s intention is to act as an honest intermediary and mediator between all interested parties. The organization works by consensus of the participating states. Our efforts will focus on fully exploiting the potential of the OSCE.

Poland will carry out its tasks in the spirit of the Organization’s comprehensive approach to the issue of security, assuming the interdependence of political and military, as well as economic and human rights issues.

During the presidency, we will focus our efforts on helping civilians in conflict zones. In the economic dimension, we will focus on rebuilding and modernizing our economies, striving to strengthen their resilience and better adapt to new challenges. Recovery from a pandemic requires coordinated and targeted action to return to sustainable development.

Minister Zbigniew Rau will officially inaugurate the presidency and outline its priorities at the meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna on January 13, 2022. OSCE troika with the previous and subsequent presidencies – Sweden and North Macedonia, respectively. The OSCE Ministerial Council will be held in Łódź in December 2022.

Łukasz Jasina

MFA press spokesman

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