Statement announcing the Launch of the informal OSCE Group of Friends of Environment at the 27th OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum Meeting in Prague
As delivered by Ambassador Christine Fage of France to the OSCE
September 11, 2019
I am glad to inform you that a group of 14 OSCE Participating States have come together to launch an informal OSCE Group of Friends of Environment. The following Participating States are members of this Group: Albania, Germany, Austria, Canada, the United, States, France, Georgia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Slovakia, and Switzerland.
Recognizing the close connection between the environment and security, the Group of Friends of Environment aims to strengthen co-operation on environmental issues as part of a broader effort to prevent conflicts, build mutual confidence and promote good neighborly relations.
We would be happy to share more information on this Group with participating States who approach us.