Partners for Co-operation

Security in the OSCE area is inseparably linked to that of neighboring regions and can be strengthened through dialogue and the sharing of norms, commitments and expertise. The OSCE maintains privileged relations with 11 Asian and Mediterranean Partners for Co-operation to better address shared security challenges.

Asian Partners for Co-operation

  • Afghanistan
  • Australia
  • Japan
  • The Republic of Korea
  • Thailand

Mediterranean Partners for Co-operation

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia

In support of the OSCE Chairmanship and the respective Chairs of the OSCE Asian and OSCE Mediterranean Partners for Co-operation Groups the OSCE Secretariat is responsible for planning and organizing regular events with the Partners, including the annual Asian and Mediterranean Conferences, as well as for the co-ordination of technical assistance projects requested by the Partners.

Main Topics

Although the OSCE dialogue with its Partners for Co-operation encompasses the full range of the Organization’s activities, each group of Partners engages co-operatively on specific issues of common interest.

The Mediterranean Partners are particularly focused on issues related to anti-terrorism, border security, water management, environmental security challenges, migration management, intercultural and interreligious dialogue, tolerance and non-discrimination.

The Asian Partners for Co-operation look towards the OSCE’s comprehensive approach to security and to confidence- and security- building measures as possible sources of inspiration for their own region. They have also shared experiences in responding to transnational threats, managing borders, addressing transport issues, combating trafficking in human beings, building democratic institutions and administering elections.


Source: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe