PES welcomes Christine Muttonen as new President of the Parliamentary Assembly of OSCE

05/07/2016

Tbilisi-Christine-Muttonen-elected-050716.jpeg

The Party of European Socialists welcomes the election of Christine Muttonen as the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE. Muttonen, a member of Austrian SPÖ and of our political family was previously a Vice-President of that Assembly. Since this year, she is also Special Representative for Central and Eastern Asia.

PES President Sergei Stanishev said on the occasion: "I warmly congratulate Christine Muttonen for her new position and her work at the OSCE – the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe. It is very good news to have someone from our political family working for an organisation with a capital role in promoting peace and stability, in our immediate vicinity. The OSCE is responsible for monitoring the Minsk agreement and has been a key mediator between Ukraine and Russia.”

The PES would like to wish a good, productive tenure to the new President and hopes that Ms. Muttonen will continue to support the work of our political family.

Photo by OSCE