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Slovak Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs Calls for Price Quotes in Connection with the December Meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Slovakia

Slovak Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs Calls for Price Quotes in Connection with the December Meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Slovakia

29.4.2019 | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE

During the first week of December this year (from 2 to 6 December), Slovakia will host the 26th OSCE Ministerial Council. Since January Slovakia has been chairing the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the largest regional security organization. The meeting of the Ministerial Council will be attended by the heads of diplomacy from the 57 participant and 11 partner states of the OSCE. It will mark the pinnacle of Slovakia’s chairmanship.

 

The OSCE Ministerial Council traditionally meets in December in the chairing country. In 2018, towards the end of the Italian OSCE chairmanship, the Council met in Milan https://www.osce.org/event/mc_2018, and the previous year, in December 2017, the countries convened in the Hofburg Palace, Vienna https://www.osce.org/event/mc_2017. Slovakia will witness an unprecedented event, the extent of which will make it the biggest of its kind in our country’s modern history, as the number of participating delegates is expected to reach 1,200. In connection with the preparation of the Ministerial Council, the Slovak Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs issued a call on 24 April, approaching a large number of entities across Slovakia and requesting the submission of preliminary price quotes to organize the event. The deadline for the submission of quotes is 6pm, 13 May 2019. If you are interested in participating in the price quote call, please request the relevant documentation by sending an e-mail to mir.obse@mzv.sk.

 

The December meeting of the OSCE’s foreign ministers will consolidate the discussion about the various issues which the OSCE participating countries will have discussed during 2019. In addition, it will be an opportunity to propose the trajectory of the OSCE’s future action. The focal point of the Slovak chairmanship are people on the ground – therefore, the focus is on improving the lives of ordinary people, particularly those who are afflicted by conflicts.