‘Pragmatic & sober’ — Austrian FM explains invite of Russia’s Lavrov to OSCE meeting in Skopje

Alexander Schallenberg
Alexander Schallenberg

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov may attend the 30th Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Skopje, North Macedonia, from Nov.30 – Dec. 1, Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg admitted in an interview with  Austrian newspaper Die Presse on Nov. 18.

He called Lavrov's invitation to the annual meeting in Skopje "correct" and said he was ready to hold talks with him, because it is not possible to conduct foreign policy "by talking only with Switzerland and Liechtenstein.”

The Ministerial Council is the central decision-making and governing body of the OSCE, which has 57 participating States.

Read also:

Schallenberg also called on Europe to adopt a supposedly "pragmatic and sober" approach to foreign policy in order to secure its "future".

At the same time, he expressed support for Ukraine's gradual integration into the European Union.

We’re bringing the voice of Ukraine to the world. Support us with a one-time donation, or become a Patron!

Read the original article on The New Voice of Ukraine