The 20th annual session of the OSCE's Parliamentary Assembly opened in Belgrade on Wednesday and will last until July 10. The session was inaugurated by Parliamentary Assembly president Petros Efthymiou and the president of the Serb Parliament Slavica Jukic-Dejanovic.
Efthymiou said in his address that the OSCE is passing through a period of crisis, stressing the need for the organisation's role to be upgraded.
"The cohesion of all the members of the OSCE is required, for us to function as one punch, so that all the modern-day threats for security, democracy, human rights to be tackled witrh effectiveness," Efthymiou said.