Austria to Chair the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

As per recent reports, it has been unveiled that Austria is now going to chair the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. The chairmanship has been passed from Armenia to Austria in an event held today.

A meeting was organized at the Organization's Strasbourg headquarters, which was attended by the officials of 47 member states. While handing over the responsibilities, Chair Edward Nalbandian, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Armenia, talked about the journey so far.

He gave an overview about Armenia's achievements when it was heading the committee. Mr. Edward has affirmed that the journey has been as mix of challenge and opportunity.

Michael Spindelegger, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Austria, is now the new chairperson of the Committee of Ministers. He will be taking up the responsibility for six months. While accepting the responsibility, he told about the priorities of the Austrian chairmanship.

One of the best things that have taken place during the meeting is the assurance of the support that Mr. Edward has promised to Mr. Michael throughout Austrian chairmanship. Mr. Edward has affirmed that they will make sure that Austria gets complete support from them. Representatives of the member states have praised the working of Armenia.

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