OSCE - Jean-Marc Ayrault’s participation in the Ministerial Council (Hamburg, December 8, 2016)


Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, took part in the OSCE Ministerial Council today in Hamburg.

This meeting provided an opportunity to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, reviving the conventional arms control regime and rebuilding political-military trust in Europe.

Jean-Marc Ayrault confirmed the importance we attach to the OSCE’s action on the ground, notably in Ukraine and to the fight against transnational threats, especially the fight against terrorism. He also reaffirmed the importance of the OSCE’s human dimension.

On this occasion, Jean-Marc Ayrault met with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, notably to discuss the situation in Syria and Ukraine.

He also met with his Austrian counterpart, Sebastian Kurz, his Georgian counterpart Mikheil Janelidze, his Kazakh counterpart, Erlan Idrissov, and his Uzbek counterpart. Abdulaziz Kamilov.