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Chisinau to host first high-level inter-parliamentary conference on security issues

15:43 | 21.02.2018 Category: Official

Chisinau, 21 February /MOLDPRES/ - High-ranking officials and experts will participate in the first inter-parliamentary conference on security issues titled, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine: Eastern Partnership and Current Security Challenges, held in Chisinau on 2 March.    

According to the parliament’s communication and public relations department, the event is organized in partnership with the Atlantic Council, at an initiative by Parliament Speaker Andrian Candu, Georgian Parliament Speaker Irakli Kobakhidze, Chairman of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada (parliament) Andriy Parubiy. The organization of the conference was backed under a decision by the parliament’s Standing Bureau today.  

”Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia face similar current challenges, such as separatism, misinformation, foreign interference with the political process. Also, we have common aspirations of transforming the countries according to the European model and integration into EU. This conference, which we have the ambition to organize annually, is a platform of discussions, where high-level politicians and experts meet to identify new mechanisms of cooperation in the defence sector and security from the region. We have reached the phase in which we are everybody aware of the need to strengthen the security dimension through counteracting the hybrid threats which undermine the democratic foundations of our countries,” Parliament Speaker Andrian Candu said.     

The participants in the conference will discuss issues dealing with the misinformation, information, energy security and common present challenges, economic growth and supremacy of law within the Eastern Partnership. All updated information is inserted on the event’s webpage, www.Parl4Sec.md    

The leadership of ten parliaments, including seven parliament speakers, have confirmed their participation so far. European MPs, representatives of the U.S. Congress, as well as well-known experts, such as the executive vice president at the Atlantic Council, Damon Wilson, the former United States Assistant Secretary of State, ex-President of Freedom House David Kramer, a representative of the Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council, Anders Aslund, Director of the Eurasia Center John Herbst, Ambassador Asif Chaudhry, Associate Director at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), Jonathan Eyal, a former Deputy Secretary General of the NATO, Alexander Vershbow, as well as other international and regional experts have also announced their participation in the conference.     

This is the first high-level parliamentary conference on security issues.