On the sidelines of the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting in Vienna, the CSTO Secretary General, Yuri Khachaturov, met with the OSCE Secretary General, Thomas Greming, on countering contemporary threats and challenges in Eurasia
At the invitation of the Austrian Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on a visit to Vienna to attend the 24th meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council, the CSTO Secretary-General Yuri Khachaturov led the OSCE Ministerial Council on December 7-8 OSCE Secretary, Thomas Greming; Director of the OSCE Conflict Prevention Center, Marcel Peszko; and Head of the Transnational Threats Department (NTEC) of the OSCE Secretariat, Rasa Ostrauskaite.
During the meeting of the Secretaries-General, the third in recent months, the sides exchanged views on issues of mutual interest in the ongoing development of cooperation between the two organizations, reviewed its promising areas, and discussed a number of possible projects. With a significant commonality of approaches, a mutual disposition towards concrete actions and the development of a stable trend towards increasing mutual understanding, primarily on countering contemporary threats and challenges in Eurasia, was stated.
This line in relation to the tasks of preventing and resolving crises considered as priority by the CSTO and the OSCE, increasing the effectiveness of countering international terrorism, determined the course of the conversation between Yuri Khachaturov and Marcel Peszko and the Ostrauskite Race.