Heroes of the Armed Conflict of 1992 Commemorated by Delegations to the High-Level Interparliamentary Security Conference

Chisinau, March 2, 2018To honor those who died in the armed conflict of 1992 to defend the integrity and independence of the Republic of Moldova and the victims of this conflict, the Speaker of the Parliament together with the heads of official delegations, which take part in the High-Level Interparliamentary Conference “Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine: Eastern Partnership and Current Security Challenges”, laid floral tributes today.

The official delegation observed a minute’s silence at the monument “Grieving Mother” at the “Eternitate” Memorial Complex.

Remembrance Day was established by the Parliament in 2010. Armed conflict on Nistru started on March 2, 1992, and the Cease Fire Agreement was signed on July 21, 1992.

Frozen conflicts and current security challenges will be discussed at the High-Level Interparliamentary Conference “Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine: Eastern Partnership and Current Security Challenges”, that begins today in Chisinau.

The conference, organized in partnership with the Atlantic Council on initiative of Speakers of Moldovan, Georgian and Ukrainian Parliaments, brings up issues related to information and energy security, defense, as well as ensuring sustainable economic growth and rule of law in the region. The event joins around 150 high-level officials and experts, including speakers of parliaments, members of European Parliament, representatives of US Congress, famous international and regional experts.  

Today the three Speakers will sign a joint declaration committing to unite efforts to promote common defense and security policies. 

Representatives of Parliaments, of the US Congress, members of European Parliament participate in the first High-Level Interparliamentary Security Conference, 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 came to take part in the discussions.  

Full information about the event, participants and speakers, as well as live broadcast from the event, are available at https://parl4sec.md/ro/ and the event’s pages on Facebook and Twitter.

General Directorate for Communication and Public Relations of the Parliament of Moldova

Officials and high-level experts, present at the first High-Level Interparliamentary Conference “Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine: Eastern Partnership and Current Security Challenges”, will discuss issues of information and energy security, defense, as well as ensuring sustainable economic growth and rule of law on the region.

The first part of the Conference will address the problem of propaganda and false information. The discussions in Panel I – 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 of this panel. Geysha Gonzalez, Associate Director of Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council, will moderate the panel.

Participants of the second panel will discuss ensuring sustainable economic growth and rule of law in Eastern Partnership. Carmen-Ileana Mihalcescu, deputy chair of the Chamber of Deputies of Romanian Parliament, Anders Aslund, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council, together with other participants, will discuss current challenges in the Republic of Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine, as well as actions that EU and USA could take 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 from Eurasia Center, 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.

Full information about the event, participants and speakers, including the speakers’ biographies, are available at https://parl4sec.md/ro/ and the event’s pages on Facebook and Twitter.  High-Level Interparliamentary Security Conference will be broadcasted live on these platforms and on the web page of the Parliament.

The event is organized in partnership with Atlantic Council, on initiative of Speakers of Moldovan, Georgian and Ukrainian Parliaments.  Representatives of 11 Parliaments confirmed their participation at the first High-Level Interparliamentary Security Conference. Members of the European Parliament, representatives of the US Congress and famous international and regional experts also confirmed their participation.  

General Directorate for Communication and Public Relations of the Parliament of Moldova

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