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Minister for Foreign Affairs Giulio Terzi hailed the election of the Hon. Riccardo Migliori as President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly for the coming year. “This is without a doubt a great success for Italy”, Minister Terzi underscored, “and recognition of the credibility and results achieved in recent years by the Hon. Migliori and the entire Italian OSCE parliamentary delegation in promoting democratic transitions in the Mediterranean region”.

The observers’ missions led by the Hon. Migliori during the elections in Tunisia “is considered a model” of OSCE support for the electoral processes following the Arab spring revolutions and”, Terzi pointed out, “was deeply appreciated by the countries concerned”.

Migliori’s election, following that last year of another Italian, Ambassador Lamberto Zannier, as Secretary General, confirms the front line role that Italy is acknowledged as having by the international community within the framework of OSCE, a leading organization in conflict prevention, election observation and the promotion of human rights.

Precisely in the sector of the protection and promotion of human rights, the election of the Hon. Migliori comes only a few days after two other successes for Italy in the context of international organizations and institutions: In recent weeks Gabriella Battaini Dragoni was elected Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe and Bianca Pomeranzi was elected to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.