External relations  of the Council of Europe cover co-operation with:

  • other international organisations and institutions;
  • non-European states.

The Directorate of Political Affairs and External Relations (DPAER) has an overall responsibility for cooperation with other international organisations and non-European states and is the main contact point for the Council of Europe external partners. It assists and advises the Secretary General and the Organisation’s statutory organs, other bodies and Secretariat departments on issues affecting the Council of Europe’s external relations.


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Secretary General meets Mr Didier Reynders, European Commissioner for Justice

4 oCTOBER 2023, Strasbourg

Deputy Secretary General meets Mr Roman Vassilenko, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan