OSCE PA annual session postponed amid coronavirus threat

OSCE PA annual session postponed amid coronavirus threat
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In a joint communique sent to OSCE PA members on 1 April 2020, Assembly President George Tsereteli (Georgia) and Head of the Canadian Delegation Hedy Fry announced that the 29th Annual Session has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, APA reports.

The Annual Session was scheduled to take place in Vancouver, Canada, on 3-7 July, under the theme “Bridging Divides and Building Human Security from Vancouver to Vladivostok.”

“This joint decision has been taken after careful consideration, due to the current pandemic caused by COVID-19, by taking into account the health and safety of all participants and in view of the uncertainty and expected restrictions for travel and the holding of large events in the upcoming months, which would not allow for a regular organization and proceeding of the Annual Session,” Fry and Tsereteli wrote.

Any further information pertaining to the upcoming activities of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly will be communicated by the International Secretariat when available.


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