Summits

Heads of State or Government of CSCE participating States stand for a group photo at the Paris Summit, Palais de L’Elysee, 19 November 1990. (George Bush Presidential Library)

Heads of State or Government of CSCE participating States stand for a group photo at the Paris Summit, Palais de L’Elysee, 19 November 1990. (George Bush Presidential Library)

Summits are periodic meetings of Heads of State or Government of OSCE participating states that set priorities and provide orientation at the highest political level. Summit meetings tend to be “scripted” by the professional diplomats who staff the OSCE offices. The last summit was held in Istanbul in 1999.