BRUSSELS, 17. NOV. 2015 – Whether it be terrorism or mass migration, we should all be aware no country is able to overcome these challenges alone stated Serbia’s foreign minister and OSCE chairperson-in-office Ivica Dacic. Dacic was speaking in Brussels at the opening of the conference “Europe in crisis: a call for a new dialogue 1975-2015: 40 years of the Helsinki Final Act”, held at the European parliament. Dacic pointed out that OSCE is in a position “to play a more prominent role as a platform for dialogue and joint action, aiming to overcome the threats we are facing.” “To this end, we need to work together to refine the Organization’s toolbox, strengthen its operational capability and effectiveness, including an adequate financial stability, so that it can be relied upon when ‘push comes to shove’,” he said. Speaking about the upcoming OSCE Ministerial Council in Belgrade, Dacic said that one of the priorities of Serbia’s chairmanship was the adoption of a decision on migration. “We firmly believe that interactive efforts of all the international stakeholders are vital for addressing this complex phenomenon. With its unique cross-dimensional approach to security, the OSCE can be an important “line” of international efforts aimed at a sustainable resolution of the migrant crisis, respecting the human rights of all affected. We should particularly take into account that six OSCE Mediterranean Partners are also countries of the EU’s Southern Neighborhood,” Dacic said, and added: “Security in Europe and in the wider OSCE area largely depends on the situation in the neighboring regions. I believe that defining a strategic relationship with neighbouring regions is vital for security in Europe and throughout the OSCE area.” The OESCE chairperson-in-office said he “expect the upcoming Ministerial Council in Belgrade to discuss the challenges faced by the OSCE region from a strategic perspective, in the year marking its 40th anniversary.” The current crisis emphasized the lasting advantages and usefulness of the Organization in bridging gaps and finding joint solutions acceptable for all the actors. I believe that our Organization has the necessary strength and flexibility to continue contributing to the resolution of the increasingly complex security threats and challenges,” Dacic said.