During the meeting the two sides discussed the OSCE activities under the Ukrainian Chairmanship, implementation of priorities of the Ukrainian Chairmanship, as well as possible contribution of the OSCE PA in fulfilling the tasks facing the Organization.
Addressing the importance of strengthening the OSCE authority in the area of election observation in all OSCE participating states, Minister Leonid Kozhara welcomed the reactivation of the 1997 Cooperation Agreement between OSCE PA and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.
From his side, on behalf of the Parliamentary Assemby Wolfgang Grossruck expressed support for priorities of the Ukrainian Chairmanship and thanked for Ukraine’s constructive role in achieving the goals and tasks of the Organization.
In his national capacity of the member of the Austrian Parliament W.Grossruck praised Ukraine’s progress towards concluding of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, emphasizing Austria’s support for signing the Agreement before the end of the year and adding that the Agreement meets interests of both Ukraine and the EU.
The President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Wolfgang Grossruck is in Ukraine on a two-day visit on the invitation of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Leonid Kozhara.
OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Minister for Foreign Affairs Leonid Kozhara meets OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Wolfgang Grossruck