FM Bayramov: OSCE must be flexible, agile enough to adapt to this rapidly evolving environment to remain relevant
Baku, June 7, AZERTAC
“The OSCE must be flexible, agile enough to adapt to this rapidly evolving environment to remain relevant. Only cooperative solutions can yield results. Sticking to old narratives and assumptions is of no use and will only drag the Organization behind. This is the only way the organization can emerge more mature and stronger. Creative solutions within the framework of our collectively agreed documents and decisions that take into account the realities within and outside of our Organization are needed,” said Azerbaijan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeyhun Bayramov as he addressed a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council.
“The OSCE’s comprehensive concept of security by definition requires ensuring balance across all three dimensions, which should be reflected in the programmatic activities of the executive structures. This is why we are advocating for strengthening the second dimension, economic and environmental cooperation, in particular in such areas as promoting connectivity through transport and trade facilitation, climate change, and environmental rehabilitation, which have untapped potential and can bridge the divide in these challenging times. But, this should not come at the expense of other, equally important and interrelated dimensions,” Jeyhun Bayramov emphasized.
“The organization’s comprehensive concept of security and developed toolbox requires paying equal attention to all phases of the conflict cycle, including post-conflict rehabilitation,” the FM noted.