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OSCE PA president, Russian ambassador address symposium on NATO issues in Athens

Δημοσίευση 21 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 11:41 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
OSCE PA president, Russian ambassador address symposium on NATO issues  in Athens
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Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly President Petros Efthymiou was among speakers addressing a symposium in Athens on "Security and Stability in the 21st Century; NATO after Lisbon" held in Athens on Monday.

Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly President Petros Efthymiou was among speakers addressing a symposium in Athens on "Security and Stability in the 21st Century; NATO after Lisbon" held in Athens on Monday.

During his address, Efthymiou emphasised Greece's active role on a regional and international level in support of cooperation, dialogue and a peaceful resolution of differences, such as the Corfu Process initiated by Greece when it held the OSCE chair in 2009.

The symposium was also addressed by the Russian ambassador in Athens Vladimir Chkhikvishvili, who referred to the "new spirit" in NATO-Russian relations that emerged from the Lisbon summit and emphasised Greece's contribution to this spirit of cooperation.

During his speech, the Russian envoy underlined that the seriousness of the situation on the Korean peninsula and said that his country had asked for the UN Security Council to convene and appoint an envoy to defuse the tension.

The symposium, opened by Defence Minister Evangelos Venizelos, was organised by the non-governmental organisa-tion "Greek Union for Atlantic and European Cooperation" under the aegis of NATO's public diplomacy division.