At the end of their meeting in Nicosia (Cyprus) the six month chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers passed from Cyprus to the Czech Republic. Foreign Affairs Minister Ioannis Kasoulides took stock of Cyprus’s chairmanship and made the handover to Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek, who presented the priorities for his country’s chairmanship. They include protecting the human rights of persons belonging to vulnerable or disadvantaged groups, promoting gender equality, strengthening the rule of law, and supporting local and regional democracy and public administration reforms.
Committee of Ministers: chairmanship handover from Cyprus to Czech Republic
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