“During its chairmanship, Finland wants to strengthen the OSCE as a European security organization and promote dialogue and cooperation in the spirit of the OSCE summit in Helsinki,” the Foreign Ministry said.

Finland last led the OSCE in 2008.

Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Swedish counterpart Ann Linde discussed the OSCE's activities, current topics of Russian-Swedish bilateral relations, interaction in regional formats, as well as issues of resolving the internal Ukrainian crisis.