101117 Tsereteli and KjaersgaardGeorge Tsereteli and Pia Kjaersgaard at the Danish Parliament, 10 Nov. 2017COPENHAGEN, 10 November 2017 – In his first bilateral meeting as OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President, George Tsereteli (MP, Georgia) met today with Pia Kjaersgaard, Speaker of the Danish Parliament (Folketinget), for talks that focused on challenges to the OSCE area and Denmark’s contributions to the PA.

Tsereteli expressed gratitude to the Danish Parliament, which as host of the OSCE PA’s International Secretariat, makes it the single largest contributor to the Assembly’s budget. Kjaersgaard raised concerns over protracted conflicts in the OSCE area, including in the South Caucasus, as well as the crisis in and around Ukraine, and wished Tsereteli success as Assembly President in promoting conflict resolution.

They also discussed the issue of migration and the challenges posed to Denmark, as well as areas of expertise that the OSCE can contribute to meeting these challenges.

Tsereteli also extended an invitation to Speaker Kjaersgaard to participate in OSCE PA meetings, including the Bureau Meeting that is held in the Danish capital every spring.

Also participating in today’s meeting were OSCE PA Secretary General Roberto Montella and Deputy Secretary General Gustavo Pallares.

For photos of today’s meeting, as well as photos from President Tsereteli’s visit to the International Secretariat Thursday, please click here.