Minister of Foreign Affairs Bujar Osmani hailed the rescue of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Skopje as a monumental achievement for the country’s diplomacy.

“During our chairpersonship, the potential collapse of OSCE loomed large. Considering the historical significance, the legacy we’ve shaped is immense. Just a week before the Ministerial Council in Skopje, there was a prevailing belief that OSCE’s fate was sealed. The successful navigation involving 57 participating countries, including consensus among Russia, Ukraine, the United States, NATO, and EU states on four candidates and the chairing country, was unprecedented. This outcome was beyond belief mere weeks before the Ministerial Council,” FM Osmani shared in an interview with Sloboden Pechat.

Highlighting the significance of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Skopje, Osmani emphasized its pivotal recognition of the nation’s diplomacy and its citizens, showcasing the country’s capabilities.

“Our shortcomings lie in opportunities—visibility and chances to demonstrate our capabilities. The Foreign Ministry’s system, initially doubted for its quality, capacity, and willingness, has proven itself flawless. It’s evident that our capacity isn’t lacking, but rather the opportunities to exhibit it,” Osmani remarked.