RCC Secretary General takes part in 16th OSCE Ministerial Meeting

The RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic participated at the 16th Ministerial Council Meeting of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) that took place in Helsinki on 4-5 December 2008.

He informed the meeting participants of RCC priorities, structure of the RCC Secretariat as well as ongoing projects of the organization, and proposed that the RCC and OSCE explore the possibilities for strengthening cooperation.

Ministers, representatives of international organisations and other high officials reviewed the current situation and perspectives of international relations in the field of democratisation, human rights, rule of law and other priority areas of the OSCE.  Participants paid special attention to possible effects of the current financial and economic crisis on political stability of Europe as well as implications of new and residual crisis issues in Europe and Eurasia on present security and stability order.

Discussion on the future of the European security architecture took place and the participants underlined the need of the OSCE to reposition itself in the fundamentally changed world.