“Conflicts in OSCE countries need to be resolved through confidence-building measures,” OSCE Chairman-in-Office Miroslav Lajčák said at the OSCE Ministerial Council in Bratislava (Slovakia).
“If we want to prevent and resolve conflicts, we need to start from the very beginning – from confidence-building and security measures to conventional arms control. These are not relics of the Cold War, even 44 years after Helsinki (act – ed.) they remain important for the safe landscape. We need to be sure that these measures were within the framework of the structural dialogue and modernization of the Vienna document, ” Lajčák said.
According to him, to ensure a secure future, it is necessary to strengthen cybersecurity measures, pay more attention to energy and digitalization, attract young people, jointly counter extremism and terrorism in the region.
He pointed out that effective multilateralism can help resolve conflicts.
“Cooperation and active dialogue can prevent conflicts and create opportunities,” the OSCE Chairman added.