European Union External Action

High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini travels to Milan for the OSCE Ministerial Council

Bruxelles, 05/12/2018 - 12:52, UNIQUE ID: 181205_9
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On 6 December, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission will participate in the 25th Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Council in Milan, chaired by Mr Enzo Moavero Milanesi, Foreign Minister of Italy.

The annual meeting provides the Foreign Ministers of the 57 OSCE members an opportunity to review and assess the Organisation's activities and strengthen dialogue on security issues in the OSCE area. Federica Mogherini will deliver a speech in the first plenary session and hold several bilateral meetings in its margins , including with Mr Pavlo Klimkin, Foreign Minister of Ukraine, and Sergey Lavrov, Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation. The speech and coverage of her meetings will be available on EbS.

In June 2018, the EU moved to further strengthen cooperation with the OSCE, setting up a framework between the European Commission, the European External Action Service, and the OSCE's Secretariat, autonomous institutions and field operations.