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Secretary General values co-operation with OSCE

Vienna , 

In Vienna today to address the OSCE Permanent Council, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland outlined his proposals to expand and enhance co-operation between the OSCE and the Council of Europe.

Mr Jagland believes that “ the OSCE, the European Union and the Council of Europe are the three pillars of the most successful and inspiring peace process in history”.

During his visit, Mr Jagland discussed recent advances and opportunities to strengthen the relationship between the two organisations and with common partners in his meetings with Lamberto Zannier, Secretary General of the OSCE, and with the Chairman in Office of the OSCE Permanent Council, Eoin O’Leary.

Thorbjørn Jagland also addressed freedom of expression, Internet governance, and protection of media freedom with the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatovic.

Audio recording of the speech by Thorbjørn Jagland