Report: German Helga Schmid is to become OSCE Secretary General

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A German diplomat is supposed to get the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) out of a months-long leadership crisis.

The Federal Government wants to fill the post of OSCE Secretary General, which has been vacant since July, with top diplomat Helga Schmid, reports the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” (Wednesday edition), citing its own information. Accordingly, the federal cabinet wants to decide on Schmid's candidacy for the post this Wednesday.

The 59-year-old has been Secretary General of the European External Action Service since 2016. Before that, she played a key role in negotiating the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. According to the plans of the federal government, Schmid is to be elected in December to succeed the Swiss Thomas Greminger, whose term of office was not extended in July, reports the SZ.