Ambassador Lorenzo Vella appointed Chair of Rapporteur Group on External Relations

During Committee of Ministers’ Deputies’ meeting, the Permanent Representative of Malta Ambassador Lorenzo Vella, was appointed by consensus as Chair of the Rapporteur Group on External Relations (GR-EXT) for a two-year mandate.

As Chair, Ambassador Vella will be responsible for instigating and guiding the work of the GR-EXT which focuses mainly on the Council of Europe’s cooperation with the European Union, the OSCE, the United Nations, observer states, non-member states and neighbouring regions.

Ambassador Lorenzo Vella currently also holds the position of Chair of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe.