OSCE Chair Osmani Has Phone Conversation with Russia’s Lavrov

On Wednesday, Foreign Minister Osmani, in the capacity of OSCE Chairperson-in- Office, had a telephone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Osmani discussed the challenges in the OSCE region, reiterating the Chairpersonship-in- Office of North Macedonia’s attachment to respecting the OSCE’s founding principles and commitments. In that context, he once again highlighted the need for ceasing the aggression, withdrawal of the Russian forces from Ukraine, and respecting that country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Osmani and Lavrov, after that, exchanged opinions on most current issues related to the OSCE’s functioning.