As Chair of the OSCE in 2021, Sweden places great emphasis on the European security order based on international law and the UN Charter. The relationship that the OSCE identifies between respect for democracy, human rights and the rule of law, and security within and between states is of particular importance. Sweden’s foreign and security policy builds on cohesion in the EU and co-operation on a broad front: within the OSCE, among others. According to Sweden, a strong transatlantic link is important for the security of Europe. Sweden puts particular emphasis on safeguarding the rules-based European security order, based on OSCE principles and commitments, embodied in the Helsinki Final Act, the Charter of Paris and other documents. 


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