The second preparatory meeting of the 19th OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum took place in Lithuania on 4-5 April 2011.
The experience of the participating States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and innovative solutions on sustainable transport development and facilitate facing environmental challenges throughout the OSCE area were discussed during the sessions of this international conference in Druskininkai. The participants focused on border-crossing facilitation, increasing operational efficiency for customs, integration of transport links and the development of green transport corridors.
The two-day conference was attended by experts from international organizations, businesses and academic communities, and diplomats from the 56 OSCE participating States and 12 Partner countries.
The Ukrainian delegation during thе meeting in Druskininkai was headed by Ambassador Ihor Prokopchuk - Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the International Organizations in Vienna.
The conference in Druskininkai is the second preparatory meeting of the 19th OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum. The first preparatory meeting on sustainable energy was held on 7 February in Vienna.
The Economic and Environmental Forum is the main annual event of the OSCE’s economic and environmental dimension. The OSCE Chairmanship proposes the theme each year. The Forum gives political impetus to dialogue on economic and environmental issues related to security and contributes to the generation of recommendations. This year’s Economic and Environmental Forum focuses on the “promotion of common actions and co-operation in the OSCE area in the fields of development of sustainable energy and transport”.