Correction: OSCE to receive the Kaiser-Otto-Prize 2015 in Magdeburg, Germany

BELGRADE, 17 September 2015 – The OSCE will receive on Saturday, 19 September 2015,  the Kaiser-Otto-Prize 2015 Award at Magdeburg Cathedral, Germany, for its work in political crisis management and conflict prevention, as well as its mediating role in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

The OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić, the former OSCE Chairperson and Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter, and the incoming Chairperson, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will attend the ceremony.

Previous winners are: Richard Von Weizsäcker, former president of the Federal Republic of Germany (2005), Vaira Vike-Fraiberga, former President of Latvia (2007), Władysław Bartoszewski, former Polish Foreign Minister (2009), Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (2011) and Egon Bahr, former Federal Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany (2013).

The Foreign Ministers and Ambassador Marcel Peško, Head of the OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre and representing the OSCE Secretary General, will also meet to discuss current political issues.

A news conference by the Foreign Ministers will take place on Saturday, 19 September at 13:15 at the Spiegelsaal (1st floor), office of the regional bishop – entrance: Hegelstraße 1. Accredited journalists must be present before 12:45.

The award ceremony is open to media and will take place at 14:00, at the Magdeburg Cathedral – entrance: Am Dom 1, 39104 Magdeburg (south-west side of the Cathedral).

Media wishing to attend the conference and/or the award ceremony are kindly requested to register via presse@diplo.de.  Journalists must collect their accreditation in Magdeburg on 19 September at the Cloister of Magdeburg Cathedral, Am Dom 1, 39104 Magdeburg (South Western side of the Cathedral), between 11:00 and 12:30.