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Jeremić Speaks at the OSCE

At the invitation of the Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Amb Lamberto Zannier, CIRSD President Vuk Jeremić gave keynote remarks at the concluding panel of the 2014 OSCE Security Days conference.

The high-level panel also featured the Swiss OSCE Chairmanship as well the ambassadors ‎of Germany, Ireland, and Kazakhstan. 

The thematic conference, which took place at the OSCE's Hofburg Palace headquarters in Vienna, explored innovative ways for the Organization to confront emerging security challenges in the Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian space.

In his remarks, Jeremić ‎spoke of the the importance of enhancing cooperation between the UN and the OSCE, particularly in the the areas of conflict prevention and conflict resolution.

Jeremić emphasized that on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the Helsinki Final Act, the Ukrainian crisis represents the ultimate test for the OSCE. "How it responds may very well determine the organization's future," Jeremic said. 

In addition, Jeremić underscored the incoming Serbia's 2015 chairmanship of the OSCE, expressing his confidence in the country's ability to play a constructive role in advancing the organization's priorities. Jeremić also complimented the Swiss chairmanship, emphasizing the close level of coordination between Belgrade and Bern, established several years ago when they made the succesful joint bid for their consecutive presidencies.

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