Minister Darmanović at OSCE Ministerial Council: There is no lasting stability and security without respect for human rights and rule of law and democracy

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    Vienna, Austria (7 December 2017) — At the Ministerial Meeting of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Minister of Foreign Affairs Srđan Darmanović said that there is no lasting stability and security without respect for human rights and freedoms, the rule of law and democracy… Minister Darmanović at OSCE Ministerial Council: There is no lasting stability and security without respect for human rights and rule of law and democracy

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    Vienna, Austria (7 December 2017) — At the Ministerial Meeting of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Minister of Foreign Affairs Srđan Darmanović said that there is no lasting stability and security without respect for human rights and freedoms, the rule of law and democracy.

    “Montenegro strongly supports all OSCE autonomous institutions, as custodians of principles and values ​​in the human dimension of the OSCE,” Minister Darmanović said, addressing the participants of the meeting.

    Strengthening the role of the OSCE in reducing conflicts, restoring confidence and combating radicalisation is the main topic of this year’s 24th Council of Ministers meeting, which is being held today and tomorrow in Vienna.

    Speaking about the crisis in Ukraine, Minister Darmanović reiterated that the breakdown of the armed conflict is crucial for further progress towards a sustainable political solution, in line with the principles and values ​​of the OSCE.

    He also praised the positive developments that have been made in Georgia, Moldova and Azerbaijan, emphasising the importance of finding a peaceful solution in these areas.

    On the margins of the Ministerial Council, Foreign Minister Darmanović held separate meetings with DPMs and foreign ministers of Croatia and Moldova, Marija Pejčinović Burić and Andrei Galbur.

    Minister Darmanović also spoke with foreign ministers of Italy, Slovenia, the Republic of Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Angelino Alfano, Karl Erjavec, Nikola Dimitrov and Igor Crnadak.

    On the margins of the OSCE Ministerial Council, Minister Darmanović also met with Jan Haukaas, OSCE Special Adviser in Vienna.

    The OSCE Ministerial Council was also attended by senior representatives of the United Nations, the Council of Europe and NATO.

    Source: Government of Montenegro

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