Ukraine can become a regional hub for OSCE human rights and civil society development.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba met with the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Matteo Meccacci during a visit to Stockholm, where he proposed an initiative to make Ukraine a regional hub for OSCE human rights and civil society.
“Ukraine has a very strong civil society. We consider this to be the strength and advantage of our country. That is why we are ready to take on the role of a regional hub for strengthening civil society in the Central European region” – Kuleba said.
The Minister invited the OSCE / ODIHR to consider holding events in Ukraine that would provide a platform for effective cooperation between representatives of governments and civil societies in the region.
The Foreign Minister of Ukraine reaffirmed Ukraine’s full support for the Bureau’s mandate to assist member states in protecting human rights and freedoms and holding democratic elections.
Kuleba stressed the importance of remote monitoring of the human rights situation in the temporarily occupied territories.