Deputy Foreign Minister attending 28th OSCE Ministerial Council

2021-12-03 14:56:08

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. The Mongolian delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister B. Munkhjin is attending the 28th OSCE Ministerial Council, taking place in Stockholm, Sweden on December 2-3.  

Chaired by Ann Linde, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, the 28th OSCE Ministerial Council brought together foreign ministers, state secretaries and high-level officials from the OSCE’s 57 participating states, including Russia’s Foreign Minister S.Lavrov and US Secretary of State A. Blinken.

The council reviewed the OSCE's activities for 2021 and discussed political and security issues facing the international community and the regions, such as the crisis in Ukraine and present situations in Nagorno-Karabakh, Belarus and Afghanistan.

Mongolia became an OSCE partner in 2004 and joined as its 57th full member in 2012.

Deputy Foreign Minister B.Munkhjin addressed the Plenary Session of the 28th OSCE Ministerial Council, expressing Mongolia's position on the regional security.

In his speech, he stressed the need to address the challenges facing the region through dialogue and joint efforts, and strengthen trust between member states, and noted the OSCE’s significant role in this regard.

He also expressed Mongolia’s commitment to continue developing active relations and cooperation with the OSCE and its institutions to develop democracy, human rights and good governance, ensure gender equality and combat terrorism.