FYROM takes over from Switzerland as Chair of the Committee of Ministers

The “former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” takes over from Switzerland as Chair of the Committee of Ministers

11.05.2010


http://www.coe.int/t/dc/files/presidences-sessions-cm/presidences/ex_rep_youg_macedoine/default_en.asp

The Ministers for Foreign Affairs of Council of Europe member states hold the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, the executive body of the Organisation, on a rotating basis in alphabetical order, for a six-month term.

The Chairmanship will be transferred from Switzerland to “ the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” on 11 May, at the close of the session of the Committee of Ministers. Antonio Miloshoski, Minister for Foreign Affairs of “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, will present the priorities of his country’s programme.

A press conference with outgoing Chairperson Micheline Calmy-Rey, incoming Chairman Antonio Miloshoski, and Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will be held at 3 pm (Room 1, Palais de l’Europe, 2nd floor).

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