The acting president of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) drew attention to the problems that affect the region, which, Rau said, require diplomatic solutions based on the spirit of respect and mutual agreements.
Rau pointed out the importance of the meeting with his Russian counterpart and stressed that Warsaw made security proposals for the resumption of dialogue at European level.
He pointed out that strengthening the OSCE should facilitate active cooperation on the principles stipulated in the Charter of the United Nations and its constitutive and programmatic documents, such as the Final Act of Helsinki and the Charter of Paris.
The Polish foreign minister traveled to Moscow in his temporary role at the head of the OSCE at a time of great criticism on the part of Russia for the actions of the organization in regards to Russia’s initiatives of security guarantees and the events surrounding the conflict in Ukraine.
The Foreign Ministry of Russia issued a statement describing the relations between Moscow and Warsaw as unsatisfactory and said that it is impossible to create constructive relations with Warsaw amid its escalating attack on Russia.
The Russian-Polish political dialogue has been frozen since 2014 at the initiative of Warsaw and the main bilateral cooperation mechanisms have been reduced, the statement said.