Partners for Co-operation
The OSCE maintains special relations with 11 countries, which are known as Partners for Co-operation. Six of them are in the Mediterranean region, and four are in Asia, in addition to Australia.
Mediterranean Partners for Co-operation
The OSCE maintains special relations with the following six Mediterranean countries:
Asian Partners for Co-operation
Starting from the early 1990s, formal relations were also initiated with the following Asian countries:
- Japan (1992)
- South Korea (1994)
- Thailand (2000)
- Afghanistan (2003)
In 2009, Australia was granted the status of Partner for Co-operation and invited to participate in the meetings of the Contact Group with the Asian Partners for Co-operation.
For more information on Partners for Co-operation, please see the information available from the External Co-operation unit of the Secretariat (link on the right).