OSCE Without Russia’s Participation

by Olha Povaliaieva
Saturday, November 19, 2022
OSCE Without Russia’s Participation

Russian foreign minister gets rejected  to visiting OSCE meeting in Poland

From 24 to 26 November, the 20th autumn meeting of the OSCE will be held in Warsaw. The participating countries are preparing for the session in the building of the Polish parliament: get entry permits, and approve the composition of delegations. Also in early December, there will be a meeting of foreign ministers. On November 18, however, it became known that some politicians would have to take a "break" from important security and cooperation issues.

"Warsaw has decided to ban the entry of Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov to Poland for the OSCE ministerial meeting in Lodz on December 1-2," said Brussels correspondent Rikard Jozwiak.

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has received a response to this decision. It is reported that the official letter was angry, not understanding the Polish decision. Recall that recently in Poland there was an explosion caused by the Russian Federation.

At the session on November 24-26, the organization will consider the war in Ukraine in addition to the economy and functioning of the organization. Representatives of 57 countries at the first session will consider the impact of the Russian-Ukrainian war on the OSCE. Policymakers plan to develop provisions to preserve the set of tools and comparative advantages of the organization in the "new world".

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