Mayor Orlando meets representatives of OSCE participating countries

Mayor Leoluca Orlando met at the institutional headquarters of the Palazzo delle Aquile, at separate moments, several representatives diplomats and ministers of countries participating in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), many of them accompanied by their respective consuls accredited in our city.

The representative of Azerbaijan and the Mayor

In particular, the mayor met with the Ambassadors of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Fayiz F. Khouri, of Israel, Ofer Sachs, of Romania, George Gabriel Bologan, Finland, Janne Taalas, accompanied by Honorary Consul Guido Adelfio, of Lithuania, Ričardas Šlepavičius, accompanied by the Honorary Consul, Alessandro Palmigiano, the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Elmar Mammadyarov and Mammad Ahmadada, accompanied by the Honorary Consul Domenico Coco, Nourredine Ayadi, Secretary General of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Algeria and Abdelhamid Senouci Bereksi, Ambassador to Italy of the Algerian Republic.

With the representatives of Finland

“The participants in the Osce encounter, in these days in the city – said Orlando Mayor – have been strongly affected by the culture of acceptance that for the municipal administration, the mayor and the Palermo people it is the main road to security that is born from coexistence peaceful among peoples.
Our City, which I like to define as the most European among the cities Middle East and the Middle East among European cities, with the The Charter of Palermo is at the center of a peace process that must be focused on respecting the rights of all peoples, on right to their self-determination and security, that is only reaches the culture and the practice of respect and business. Not just our geographic location, “he said concluded the mayor – but our history of relations and exchanges intertwined with all the peoples of the Mediterranean, they make Palermo the Capital of the Euro-Mediterranean cultures “.

With the representatives of Lithuania

Lastly, during the various meetings, the first citizen invited representatives of foreign countries to “collaborate so that 2018, with Palermo Capital of Culture and Manifesta’s home, could be a year of promoting not just artistic and cultural cultures. of dialogue between peoples based on the recognition of the human rights of all and of each “.

With Mr Fayiz F. Khouri

The two days ended with a long meeting of Mayor Leoluca Orlando with Thomas Greminger, OSCE Secretary General.

With Mr Ofer Sachs

With Mr George Gabriele Bologan


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