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Informal meeting of the OSZE Foreign Ministers in Potsdam

23.08.2016 - Press release

In his capacity as Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has invited his counterparts from the OSCE participating States to an informal meeting in Potsdam on Thursday, 1 September.

The talks will focus on the common challenges as regards security in the OSCE area and on enhancing cooperation between the OSCE participating States. The main topics will be the Organization’s activities in crisis and conflict management, particularly in Ukraine, and in counterterrorism, as well as arms control. The meeting will also serve to prepare the OSCE Ministerial Council in Hamburg in early December at which Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016 will be formally concluded.

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