Blinken is coming to Skopje tomorrow, he will discuss with his colleagues Macedonia's leadership role in the OSCE and support for Ukraine

Anthony Blinken
Anthony Blinken / Photo: EPA-EFE / KAY NIETFELD / POOL

At the Ministerial Meeting of the OSCE in Skopje, the presence of the Secretary of State of the USA, Anthony Blinken, was announced. As the State Department announced, Blinken will speak at the meeting about the leadership role of Macedonia in the OSCE and the allies' support for Ukraine.

-During the visit to North Macedonia, the Secretary of State will engage with colleagues from the OSCE to reaffirm the strong commitments of the United States in the OSCE and the main mission of the organization to promote security, stability and cooperation between states, with a special emphasis on human rights and peaceful dispute resolution, spokesman Matthew Miller said.

Blinken will also highlight the major role that the OSCE plays in promoting enhanced security throughout the region and will thank North Macedonia for its leadership role, the statement said.

James O'Brien, US Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, said at a briefing yesterday that at the meeting, Blinken will also talk about the support of the US and its allies for Ukraine.

From Skopje, he will travel to the Middle East, to Israel and the UAE. In Israel, he will discuss Israel's right to defend itself against Hamas attacks under international humanitarian law, as well as efforts to secure the release of the remaining hostages. The future creation of a Palestinian state will also be discussed.

In Dubai, he will participate in the UN COP28 Climate Conference, where he will discuss with global leaders the continuation of the fight against climate change.

Blinken is participating in the NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels today, and he will visit Macedonia tomorrow.

The 30th OSCE Ministerial Council, which will be held from November 29 to December 1 at the "Boris Trajkovski" Sports Center, will be attended by 76 delegations from OSCE member countries and partners, and 1000 guests are expected in the delegations.

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