FM stresses need to strengthen democratic security on the Day of Europe

Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CoE) and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, Ioannis Kasoulides, stressed the need to strengthen democratic security, by investing in more democracy, more freedom, open, tolerant and pluralistic societies and by making full use of the tools and the mechanisms afforded by the Council of Europe.

In a statement on the occasion of the Day of Europe, Kasoulides noted that in 1964, the Committee of Ministers took the decision to celebrate the Day of Europe, that is the establishment of the Council of Europe, on May 5th.

He said that the Council of Europe was created in the aftermath of the Second World War, in the context of a new European structure, contemplated to bring peace and prosperity on the European continent and avoid repetition of the disasters brought about by two annihilating wars since the beginning of the century.

In holding the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on this year’s Day of Europe, it provides me the opportunity to extend a message of the necessity to highlight our collective achievements these past 68 years, in strengthening democracy and the rule of law in our member States and in guaranteeing all people present on the European continent their fundamental rights and freedoms said the Cypriot Foreign Minister.

He stressed that in dealing with the challenges currently before Europe, we need to strengthen our democratic security, by investing in more democracy, more freedom, open, tolerant and pluralistic societies, and by making full use of the tools and the mechanisms afforded by the Council of Europe.

Source: Cyprus News Agency