Sajdik appointed new OSCE special representative in Ukraine

Ivica Dacic appointed on Monday Ambassador Martin Sajdik of Austria as his new Special Representative in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group.

Source: Tanjug
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Dacic, who serves as Serbia's foreign minister, made the appointment in his role as OSCE chairperson-in-office.

“Ambassador Sajdik is a very experienced diplomat with a broad scope of knowledge, ranging from international law to multilateral affairs, and we are very glad to welcome him to the team,” Dacic said in a release.

Sajdik has replaced Ambassador Heidi Tagliavini of Switzerland who chose to step down after one year in office.

Dacic thanked Ambassador Tagliavini “for her outstanding performance and contribution to the diplomatic efforts to solve the crisis in and around Ukraine, which has proven to be invaluable.”

During her tenure, the statement underlines, Tagliavini significantly contributed to the elaboration, signing and implementing of the Minsk Agreements of September 2014 and the Minsk Package of Measures of February 2015, as well as to defusing tensions and the scaling down of armed hostilities in the conflict area.

She also helped set up thematic working groups to speed up the implementation of all pending security, political, humanitarian and economic issues, the release adds.

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