Helsinki – Talks about European security

OSCE talks to focus on fresh plans for European security

Foreign Ministers are meeting in Helsinki (Finland) to discuss proposals for improved European security and ways to avoid conflicts like the one in South Ossetia. The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will concentrate on initiatives put forward by Russia and France.

Conform Russia Today, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Andrei Nesterenko, said: “We shall voice support for continuing the process of reforming the organisation so as to turn it into a valuable and efficient international organisation, including for adoption of its Charter and drafting collective rules in the sphere of monitoring elections and adjustment of the operation of field missions”. Discussions targeted analysis proposal for a treaty on pan-European security while possibly inviting other treaty organisations into the mix and a possible restructuring of the OSCE.

Remember than at end the last month, in Geneva, the European Union, the United Nations, and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) co-chaired the talks about Caucasus security. The talks involved Russia and Georgia, while South Ossetia and Abkhazia took part in the discussions for the first time. On this occasion, Mr. Pierre Morel, EU Special Representative for the Georgia said : “that the situation in the Caucasus remains unstable. Shootings and abductions have been reported along the border between Georgia and South Ossetia after the armed conflict, with the sides blaming each other for continuing violence”.

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