OSCE – Human rights – Meeting between Harlem Désir and Michael Link (Paris, July 7, 2016)


Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, received Michael Link, former German Minister of State for European Affairs and Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, in order to reaffirm France’s support for the important work carried out by this office.

This meeting provided an opportunity to take stock of the OSCE’s action in Ukraine, the Caucasus region, and the Western Balkans. Mr. Désir reaffirmed France’s commitment within the OSCE to fundamental freedoms, the strengthening of the rule of law and the abolition of the death penalty.