The First High-Level Interparliamentary Security Conference Takes Place Today in Chisinau
Chisinau, March 2, 2018 – Around 150 officials, experts and diplomats get together today in Chisinau in order to discuss issues of information, energy, military security and regional cooperation. The High-Level Interparliamentary Conference “Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine: Eastern Partnership and Current Security Challenges” is organized, for the first time, in partnership with the Atlantic Council, on initiative of the Speakers of Parliaments of Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine.
On the side, the Speakers of Moldovan, Georgian and Ukrainian Parliaments will sign a joint declaration committing to unite efforts to promote common defence and security policies.
The event will include debates, discussions and conclusions on the problematics of propaganda and false information. Panel – Building a Response to Disinformation will focus on relevant challenges produced by disinformation in the region and ways to address them. Michael Carpenter, expert from Eurasia Center, Future Europe Initiative, and Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, and Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia, will be among the speakers. Geysha Gonzalez, Associate Director of Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council, will moderate the panel.
Ryszard Terlecki, Deputy Marshal of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, and Anders Aslund, experts of the Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council, will start the discussion about ensuring sustainable economic growth and rule of law in Eastern Partnership, and, together with the other participants, will debate current challenges in Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine. They will also refer to actions that the EU and USA could take in order to support reforms. The moderator of this panel is the former US Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova, Asif Chaudhry.
Energy security will be the subject of discussion in panel III, which will focus on current evolutions of the transfer of demand for natural gas from Russia and consolidation of energetic independence in the region. Timothy Fairbank, expert of Eurasia Centre, Atlantic Council, will moderate the panel.
Jonathan Eyal, Associate Director, Strategic Research Partnerships, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), will moderate the panel about common security challenges and, in particular, those generated by unsettled conflicts in Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine. Ambassadors John Herbst and Alexander Vershbow are among the speakers of this panel.
The event is organized in partnership with the Atlantic Council, on initiative of the Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia and Speaker of Supreme Rada of Ukraine. The three speakers join their efforts to promote common defense and security policies.
Representatives of the Parliaments from the area, as well as representatives of the US Congress and members of the European Parliament confirmed their participation at the High-Level Interparliamentary Conference “Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine: Eastern Partnership and Current Security Challenges” organized in Chisinau. Well-known experts, Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President of the Atlantic Council, Anders Aslund, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council, John Herbst, Director of Eurasia Center, Ambassador Asif Chaudhry, Jonathan Eyal, Associate Director of RUSI, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, former Deputy Secretary General of NATO, and other international and regional experts have confirmed their participation.
Full information about the event, participants and speakers, including the speakers’ biographies, is available at https://parl4sec.md/ro/ and the event’s pages on Facebook and Twitter. Today, on these platforms and on the official web page of the Parliament, you will be able to watch the High-Level Interparliamentary Security Conference live.
General Directorate for Communication and Public Relations of the Parliament of Moldova
For more information, contact General Directorate for Communication and Public Relations of the Parliament of Moldova: 022 – 820 – 508. Contact person: Iuliana Bordeianu 069074375