The PABSEC Delegation, composed of Mr. Metin Gundogdu, member of the PABSEC Turkish Delegation, Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, PABSEC Secretary General, and Ms. Fikriye Yakishtiran, Secretary of the PABSEC Turkish Delegation, participated in the 20th Autumn Meeting of the OSCE PA, held in Warsaw on 24-26 November 2022 in the building of Poland’s Parliament.
The Meeting was attended by parliamentarians from 52 countries, as well as representatives of inter-parliamentary assemblies and OSCE structures.
The opening session was addressed by The OSCE PA President Ms. Margareta Cederfelt, Speaker of the Sejm Ms. Elzbieta Witek, Speaker of the Senate Mr. Tomasz Grodzki, Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Mr. Zbigniew Rau, and Mr. Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine (video address).
The meeting was held in 3 sessions: "Session 1: The war against Ukraine: Impact on the OSCE, lessons learned to safeguard the Organization’s toolbox and comparative advantage"; "Session 2: Promoting economic and environmental security amid the current crisis"; "Session 3: Protecting fundamental rights and freedoms in situations of armed conflict and humanitarian crisis".
On the sidelines of the Meeting, the PABSEC delegation held meetings with counterparts from the parliamentary delegations of the BSEC Member States, as well as with representatives of the inter-parliamentary assemblies.