Special Representative on the South Caucasus

Torill EidsheimDITMIR BUSHATI (ALBANIA)

Ditmir Bushati, Head of the OSCE PA’s Albanian Delegation and former Foreign Minister of Albania, was designated Special Representative on the South Caucasus in December 2020.

Bushati has been a Member of Parliament of Albania since 2009. Currently, he is the head of the OSCE parliamentary delegation of Albania and a member of the Joint EU-Albania Parliamentary Committee.

He served as Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs (2013-2019) and previously chaired the Parliamentary Committee for European Integration (2011-2013). He was also a member of the Joint EU-Albania Parliamentary Committee (2009-2013).

Bushati is a Council Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations.

MANDATE

  • Following the overall political situation in the region and seeking to promote dialogue in all segments of society, in particular at the parliamentary level, in order to encourage reconciliation and rehabilitation with regard to the protracted conflicts in the region;
  • Considering ways for confidence-building measures to create more favourable conditions, conducive to the identification and implementation of political solutions based on the principles and values of OSCE commitments and international law;
  • Working closely with the OSCE Chairmanship and executive structures, the Minsk Group, its Co-Chairs, as well as the Chairman-in-Office’s Personal Representative on the Conflict Dealt With by the Minsk Group, and following the developments in the Geneva International Discussions.

 

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