The President of the Swiss Confederation, Mr Didier Burkhalter, made a working visit to Berlin, where he met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Following Berlin, President Burkhalter travelled on to Paris for an evening meeting with French foreign minister Laurent Fabius in order to brief him on how the Federal Council intends to act following the vote on the mass immigration initiative.
Didier Burkhalter, Swiss Foreign Minister and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, discusses with Viktor Yanukovych, President of Ukraine, the situation in the country and confirmes the readiness of the OSCE to assist Ukraine in the settlement of the crisis.
The first simulation is hold to coincide with the official opening of the Swiss Chairmanship. The Youth Ambassadors kicked-off negotiations on their Youth Action Plan and discussed topics they believe should be covered by an OSCE Youth Action Plan.