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The Council Of Europe's Relations with Observer States

Relations and contacts with observer states (Canada, Holy Sees, Japan, Mexico and United States of America) cover almost the whole spectrum of the Council of Europeís activities.  Through these contacts, a mutually beneficial exchange of experiences and good practices takes place, in particular in the intergovernmental sector of activities.  Relations with observer states represent a precious outreach opportunity for the Council of Europe and contribute to broadening the impact of its standards and activities.