The OSCE PA Annual Session took place in Helsinki July 5-9. The meeting commemorated the OSCE's founding document, the Helsinki Final Act, signed in the Finnish capital in 1975.
Around 300 delegates from OSCE participating countries discussed pressing global issues, including the migrant crisis in Europe, the conflict in Ukraine and the economic situation in Greece.
"It is a lot of work for us to be done to use commemorations of the Final Helsinki act. Tomorrow, we are going to have a high level meeting here… followed by the informal meeting to assess a more intergovernmental mode to discuss the way forward for the organization," Zannier said, addressing the meeting.
The Helsinki Final Act was signed by 35 countries on August 1, 1975, in an informal, non-binding attempt to improve relations between the then-communist bloc, comprising the Soviet Union and the countries of the Warsaw Pact, and the West.