The 29th Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security & Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) examined the security environment on both the Euro-Atlantic and Euro-Asian frameworks, Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias said at Łódź on Thursday, which is “the factor that differentiates this organization from others.”
Speaking to the press at the conclusion of his attendance at the council, Dendias said this year’s meeting of OSCE’s foreign affairs ministers was held under the shadow of the Russian invasion in Ukraine. “We would not have reached this point if Russia had chosen to do the obvious, to respect International Law,” he pointed out.
Respect for International Law is at the core of predictability in international relations, Dendias said, and “a cornerstone of our international system.” Only respect for International Law can help countries navigate through the present security crisis, he underlined, while solutions can be found “through an inclusive dialogue,” in which OSCE has a role to play.
“Greece’s unwavering foreign policy stance is the commitment to International Law, to respect of territorial integrity and sovereignty of all countries whatsoever, and, mainly, the condemnation of any revisionism, wherever it originates from,” the Greek FM said.
Thanking his Polish counterpart Zbigniew Rau for hosting the ministerial meeting and Poland’s presidency of OSCE in 2022, Dendias also said that Greece “fully aligns itself with the positions of the EU as expressed in its statement,” adding that Poland has Greece’s full support, as will the next OSCE presiding country, North Macedonia.