02. 12. 2019 15:09
With Saturday's visit of Ukraine, Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák closed down the activities related to Slovakia's chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Lajčák visited the reconstructed bridge in the town of Stanytsia Luhanska, Luhansk region. "It is the only passage through the contact line in the Luhansk region, and has been repaired partly thanks to Slovakia's efforts within the OSCE presidency…we are in a locality that has huge symbolism for us, as well as for the Slovak Presidency of the OSCE," said Lajčák.
During Slovakia's presidency, Miroslav Lajčák held the post of the organisation's acting chief. The chairmanship of the OSCE is held by a member state on a calendar-year basis, with the Foreign Affairs Minister of that state performing the function of Chairman-in-Office. For 2020, the OSCE will be chaired by Albania.