PACE President will participate in the annual meeting of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers

 

Liliane Maury Pasquier will address the annual meeting of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers in Helsinki on 17 May, during which the Foreign Ministers of the 47 member States will be invited to take key decisions for the future of the Organisation, which is currently facing a number of challenges.

 

The draft agenda of the meeting includes other items, such as the role of the Organisation in solving conflicts and crises in Europe, securing the long-term effectiveness of the European Convention on Human Rights system and co-operation between the Council of Europe and the European Union.

At the end of the session, chaired by Finnish Foreign Affairs Minister Timo Soini, Finland will hand over the Presidency of the Committee of Ministers to France.

The day before, a ceremony will be organised to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Council of Europe.