The OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Leonid Kozhara, visited the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, where the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting will be held on 5-6 December 2013. Kozhara concluded that the preparations for the meeting are successfully on course. (Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
The OSCE Chairmanship is held for one calendar year by the OSCE participating State designated as such by a decision of the Ministerial Council. The function of the Chairperson-in-Office (CiO) is exercised by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of that State.