Goals of Austria's OSCE Chairmanship 2017

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: August 31, 2016; 18:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

Germany will chair the OSCE until the end of December and will then hand over to Austria in 2017. Austria will promote greater security and stability as well as the preservation of common values within the OSCE region.

Kurz: "Goals of Austria's OSCE Chairmanship 2017" / Picture: © BMEIA - Sebastian Kurz Berlin April 2016 - Cropped by Aydan Özoğuz (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz announced that the three main priorities will be

> to reduce current conflicts,

> to work together in the fight against radicalization and extremism and

> to counteract the increasing loss of trust between countries but also that of citizens…