OSCE, Maltàs first commitment a visit to Kyiv
LA VALLETTA (MALTA) (ITALPRESS/MNA) – As Malta started assuming officially the Presidency of the Council for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Maltese Foreign Minister Ian Borg announced his upcoming visit to Kyiv, underscoring unwavering support for Ukrainès sovereignty and territorial integrity. He commended the OSCE’s efforts in their mission to Ukraine and expressed Maltàs desire for the organization to strengthen its involvement in the region.
While addressing the OSCE Permanent Council on Thursday, Minister Ian Borg underlined the commitment to keep Ukraine at the core of the OSCE’s focus during their presidency and called on Russia to promptly withdraw from the entire territory of Ukraine.
In his address, Borg asserted that Malta would persistently demand Russiàs complete, unconditional, and swift withdrawal from Ukraine, adhering to internationally recognized borders. He condemned recent heightened attacks and expressed the presidency’s dedication to addressing the ongoing conflict as a priority.
Ian Borg is presiding over the OSCE during a period marked by heightened tensions. He outlined the presidency’s commitment to actively engage, condemn violations, and promote accountability in response to the Russian aggression against Ukraine.
While mentioning Maltàs current commitment to the United Nations Security Council, Borg highlighted Maltàssense of duty in assuming the OSCE Presidency. He emphasized Maltàs unique role as a bridge between Europe and Africa, guided by a firm commitment to multilateralism. “Our engagement is governed by our sense of purpose to serve as a bridge in the world around us, inspired by Maltàs unique position at the crossroads of East and West, Europe and Africa”.
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