Foreign Minister discussed developments in Ukraine and OSCE security challenges in Poland

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides had the opportunity to discuss developments in Ukraine and the challenges facing the OSCE, with emphasis on the new geopolitical environment and the security architecture being formed on the European continent, during the OSCE Ministerial Meeting hosted on Thursday in Lodz, Poland.

According to a Ministry statement, in his intervention at a high-level working dinner, Kasoulides expressed to his counterparts the conviction that the outbreak of violent conflicts on the European continent does not reflect as a failure in the organization itself, while stressing that it is the states themselves that have failed to comply with the fundamental principles of the OSCE and the Helsinki Final Act, namely respect for independence, territorial integrity, sovereignty and inviolability of borders.

In addition, it is noted that in his intervention at the plenary session of the Ministerial Meeting, the Foreign Minister referred to the need to preserve the Organization as a platform for dialogue and cooperation, noting that the common commitment to peace, security and stability in the OSCE region and beyond requires that we do not cut off channels of communication even with the most difficult actors.

He also expressed particular concern about the security situation in the South Caucasus, noting the need for a comprehensive peace agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia and called for the immediate restoration of the borders between the two states as they were before September 2022.

Finally, it is noted that during his visit to Poland, Kasoulides had separate contacts with his counterparts, including the Foreign Ministers of Kazakhstan, Mukhtar Tleuberdi, Uzbekistan, Vladimir Norov, and Greece, Nikos Dendias.

Source: Cyprus News Agency