Parliamentary Assembly session : 21-25 June 2004 

Jan Petersen : Conflict prevention via intercultural dialogue central to our priorities

22.06.2004 - "The Council’s efforts to promote intercultural dialogue and good governance are valuable," the Norwegian Foreign Affairs Minister told the Parliamentary Assembly while presenting a report on the activities of the Committee of Ministers since April 2004.

Norway wants to "further develop the role of the Council of Europe in preventing conflicts, through measures aimed at promoting good governance and strengthening intercultural contact and dialogue", he said.

Jan Petersen also stressed that the 3rd Summit could reinforce the Organisation’s position as a key partner within the new European architecture. Norway holds the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe from May to November 2004.

Verbatim report
Communication of the Committee of Minister’s President