According to Russian information agency TASS, the meeting is being attended by delegations from 57 OSCE member countries and 11 partner states, as well as the representatives of several international organizations.
The meeting participants are expected summarize the activities of the OSCE in 2014 and outline the framework and direction for work next year, when Serbia will take over the one-year OSCE presidency from Switzerland. The crisis in Ukraine will dominate the agenda of the 21st meeting, according to the program.
The list of speakers includes representatives of 67 states. During two days they are to discuss the ways to strengthen security in Europe and measures to combat terrorism. Delegations will present their views on key international problems. It is also planned to consider drafts of about 20 documents.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the Ukrainian delegation at the 21st Ministerial Meeting of OSCE is headed by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin.
According to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Klimkin will participate in the plenary session of the Ministerial Meeting, as well as hold meetings with a number of ministers of foreign affairs of the OSCE participating states.