We express our support for the Polish PiE objectives

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes the takeover by Poland on 1 January 2022 of the Presidency-in-Office (EIP) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also expresses its support for the objectives of the Polish EIP, in particular to keep on the Organization’s agenda the resolution of protracted conflicts – a topic of strategic interest for Romania, along with promoting effective multilateralism, including in the context of pandemic challenges. COVID-19, and the full realization of the potential of the OSCE by collaborating in good faith on all dimensions of OSCE work – politico-military, economic and environmental and the human dimension “, it is shown in a communiqué of the MFA sent to AGERPRES.

Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu points out that Poland is taking over the PiE mandate at a complex and significant time for the OSCE, with major stakes for European security as a whole.

“Resolving protracted conflicts in the Black Sea region and the Eastern Neighborhood is a strategic priority for Romania and one of the topics actively promoted at the OSCE level. In the current security context, the full implementation of the principles and commitments made by the OSCE participating States is the only way to ensure security and strengthen stability, military transparency and security predictability within the OSCE, “Aurescu was quoted as saying.

The MFA states that the OSCE Presidency-in-Office is exercised annually, based on a consensual decision of all 57 participating states. The position of President-in-Office is held by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the designated state, who appoints special representatives on issues and files managed at the level of the Organization.

Prolonged conflicts, an important topic promoted by the Polish OSCE PiE, were included at the initiative of the Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs on the EU agenda in 2021, which was discussed in depth at the informal meeting of European Foreign Ministers on May 27, 2021 in Lisbon. The topic of prolonged conflicts in the Black Sea region was presented by the Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and at NATO meetings, reports Agerpres.

Sursa photo: Facebook / Mateusz Morawiecki


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