Delivered by Ambassador Natasha Cayer, Delegation of Canada to the OSCE, on behalf of 15 Participating States, 30 August 2018.
I am delivering this statement on behalf of the following delegations: Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.
This statement is made on behalf of Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States of America.
We reaffirm our full support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.
Ten years since the Russian military invasion of Georgia, we remain deeply concerned over the continued occupation of Georgian territories and underline the need for the peaceful resolution of the conflict, based on full respect for the UN Charter, the Helsinki Final Act, and the fundamental norms and principles of international law.
We urge the Russian Federation to reverse its recognition of the so-called independence of Georgia’s Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions.
In the ten years since the August 2008 war, Georgia has made progress in strengthening democracy and good governance, as well as in the process of European and Euro-Atlantic integration and economic development. It is disappointing that these benefits cannot be enjoyed by the residents of Georgia’s Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions. We believe a peaceful resolution of the Russia-Georgia conflict would have a transformative effect not only on Georgia but on the region as a whole. ...
Joint video message of the Foreign Ministers of Sweden, Poland, Estonia, Romania, Lithuania and Georgia has been published: https://we.tl/FMIuHlLw2v
Celebration of the 100th anniversary of Restored State of Lithuania in Vienna together with colleagues and friends from Latvia and Estonia
At the initiative of the French, Lithuanian and Swedish Delegations to the OSCE, Ambassadors and Delegates from 15 Participating States met in Vienna to launch an informal OSCE Group of Friends on Safety of Journalists.
On 19 March Lithuanian Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna ambassador Aurimas Taurantas met with the OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger.
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts concluded a two-week (9-20 October) International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) mission in Lithuania. IPPAS mission team recognised, that Lithuania has established and maintains a robust and comprehensive physical security framework and that the State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (VATESI) and the Radiation Protection Centre (RSC) assure licensee’s compliance with the regulatory requirements.