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Foreign Minister Haavisto to OSCE Ministerial Council meeting in Stockholm

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Publication date 1.12.2021 13.40 | Published in English on 1.12.2021 at 14.10
Press release

Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto will attend the Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, which will be held in Stockholm on 1–2 December. Sweden holds the Chairmanship of the OSCE in 2021. The meeting will discuss, among others, conflicts in the OSCE region as well as the situation in Afghanistan and its wider security impacts.

The OSCE is a key forum for European security. Its activities are divided into three dimensions, which are based on the three baskets of the Helsinki Final Act of 1975: political-military dimension, economic and environmental dimensions, and human dimension. Efforts to resolve conflicts in the OSCE region are an important part of the organisation’s activities.

Finland’s Chairmanship of the OSCE in 2025 was confirmed just before the meeting. 

The public sections of the meeting can be followed online at

Inquiries: Anu Konttinen, Diplomatic Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 295 350 323, Minna Laajava, Director, Unit for Security Policy and Crisis Management, tel. +358 295 350 128
the Foreign Ministry’s email addresses are in the format [email protected].

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