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Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers meet in Istanbul


The Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Council of Europe’s 47 member states met in Istanbul on Wednesday 11 May. Turkish Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, chaired the meeting. Items on the agenda included: Activity report by the Secretary General - The Council of Europe: a strategy for values in action; European Convention on Human Rights; ''Living together in 21st century Europe'' – Report of the Group of Eminent Persons; Neighbourhood policy of the Council of Europe. At the end of the session Ukraine took over the chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers from Turkey for the next six months. (more...)

- Declaration by Ahmet Davutoglu, outgoing Chair, and Kostyantyn Gryshchenko, incoming Chair of the Committee of Ministers
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