The interests of Central and Eastern Europe has long been ignored.
The foreign Ministry of Ukraine has defined its position as to what should be the new Secretary General of the Council of Europe (COE), whose election will be held in June 2019 at the session of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). This was announced by permanent representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe Dmitry Kuleba in Facebook.
“Ukraine believes that the second time in the history of the Council of Europe should be headed by a woman… Ukraine became the first state LO, which is clearly and transparently announced its criteria to the candidate. Waiting for the nominations to be made. While no one officially candidates have not been made. We its position stated to avoid offense, that we don’t want to. We know what a leader needs OTHER”, – he said.
Kuleba said that during consultations in the intergovernmental segment CE at the level of the Committee of Ministers of the Ukraine will support the candidacy of women that will represent Central or Eastern Europe. “Of course, it should be a woman, for which the principles and values of CE will be more important than “mutok” with the principles and values in the interests of Russia or any other country. You to understand that for almost 70 years in the CE was only one woman Secretary General and all heads represented Western Europe. The time for change has come. We are for gender balance and for the recognition of the new realities of Europe”, – he stressed.
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