Thursday, 30 August 2018

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Moavero Milanesi to address Permanent Council and hold press conference on Thursday, 30 August in Vienna

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Italy’s Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi, will address the OSCE Permanent Council on Thursday, 30 August in Vienna.  In his address, Moavero Milanesi will take stock of the activities and achievements of the Italian OSCE Chairmanship during the past eight months. 

A video recording of the Chairperson-in-Office’s speech will be available on the OSCE website as of 31 August 2018:

Italy took over the Chairmanship of the Organization from Austria on 1 January 2018.

Following the General elections of 4 March 2018 and the subsequent formation of the Government led by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Enzo Moavero Milanesi was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on 1 June 2018. 

Updates and the latest news from the Italian Chairmanship can be followed via and the Twitter account @ItalyatOSCE.

The OSCE Permanent Council is a decision-making body gathering representatives of all 57 participating States of the Organization and 11 Partners for Co-operation. It convenes weekly in Vienna to discuss developments in the OSCE area and make decisions.