OSCE PA President stresses need for int'l co-operation on unresolved conflicts in South Caucasus

  02 February 2018    Read: 1489
OSCE PA President stresses need for int
Concluding two days of meetings with senior United Nations officials today, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President George Tsereteli (MP, Georgia), underlined the importance of continued close co-operation among international actors particularly related to resolving protracted conflicts, AzVision.az reports.

President Tsereteli held a series of meetings including with the President of the UN General Assembly Miroslav Lajcak; Under-Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov, UN Counter-Terrorism Office; Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Miroslav Jenca; and Yannick Glemarec, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, among others.

“The OSCE and the UN are natural partners in so many fields of work, and as we all work for more peace, security and development, it’s crucially important to capitalize on each others’ strengths,” said Tsereteli.

“As OSCEparliamentarians continue work on issues such as countering terrorism, finding sustainable solutions to migration flows, and seeking solutions to unresolved conflicts, I’m pleased that we can build on excellent work in all these fields by the United Nations.”

The meetings in New York served particularly as an opportunity to explore areas for further co-operation in priority fields of work. Of particular focus in the meetings were issues related to the crisis in and around Ukraine, unresolved conflicts in the South Caucasus, developments in Central Asia and South East Europe, as well as humanitarian concerns, migration and terrorism, with President Tsereteli highlighting the work being done within these fields by OSCE parliamentarians.

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