124th Session of CoE Committee of Ministers kicks off in Vienna

Baku, May 6 (AZERTAC). The 124th Session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has started in the Austrian capital of Vienna.

The session is chaired by Sebastian Kurz, Austrian minister of foreign affairs, chairman of the Committee of Ministers.

The main theme of the session is "Council of Europe Values and Stability in Europe: Current Challenges".

It will hear a report by Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland on "State of Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Europe" will be discussed during the first session. Securing the long-term effectiveness of the system of the European Convention on Human Rights, cooperation with the European Union and the policy of the Council of Europe toward neighboring regions will also be discussed.

Azerbaijan`s delegation at the event is led by foreign minister Elmar Mammadyarov.

The session will see the chairmanship of the Committee pass to Azerbaijan, and FM Mammadyarov will address the event to lay out the country`s priorities during its tenure as the chair.

The Committee of Ministers, which meets once a year, is the main decision-making body of the Council of Europe.

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