Dublin starts OSCE Ministerial Council meeting
Ireland, Dublin, Dec. 5 / Trend E. Huseynov /
The foreign ministers from over 50 countries will participate in the nineteenth OSCE Ministerial Council meeting in Dublin on December 6, Frane Maroevic, OSCE acting press secretary told media today, Trend special correspondent reported from Dublin.
This is the second significant ministerial meeting after the UN General Assembly. The same number of foreign ministers will attend it. Thus, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Catherine Ashton, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and foreign ministers of other European countries, Central Asia and the Caucasus are among the participants of the two-day meeting.
Transnational crime, drug trafficking, human trafficking, cyber crime, human rights will be discussed at the meeting.
"At present, the diplomats from 57 countries are working on the documents that will be discussed and may be adopted following the Ministerial Council meeting," Maroevic said. "All decisions within the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting are taken by consensus. Our goal is for all countries to come to a joint decision."
Maroevic added that it is unknown how many documents can be adopted within the meeting, as they are under discussion. The new documents are received from the member-states.
OSCE pays particular attention to the issue of conflict settlement. Several events have been held in Dublin over the past period. Ireland's experience in the issue was discussed. But it is impossible to replicate the experience of others every time and solve the conflicts, having a 20-year history, during a year, Maroevic said.
OSCE has expressed concern about the process of Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement, Maroevic said. OSCE chairman, Irish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore has also made this statement during his summer visit to Baku and Yerevan.