23 rd OSCE Ministerial Council
December 9, 2016

The 23rd meeting of the Foreign Ministers Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) took place on 8-9 December 2016 headed by Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany in his capacity of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office. The two-day meeting focused on the activities carried out during Germany’s Chairmanship in 2016, as well as the issues relating to existing conflicts in the OSCE area. The Council also set the course for the future work of the OSCE with Austria taking over the OSCE Chairmanship in 2017.

TurkPA Deputy Secretary General Kurshad Sariarslan attended the gathering as a guest of the OSCE German Chairmanship. Since 2013, TurkPA attends the OSCE Ministerial Council meetings in this capacity.