CONFERENCE IS HOSTED BY SLOVAKIA’S FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTRY

Global security challenges discussed in Bratislava

BRATISLAVA is currently hosting a large international security conference, GLOBSEC 2010, organised by the Slovak Atlantic Commission. The two day conference on September 13-14 features presentations and discussions among regional and international leaders about solutions to key transatlantic and global security challenges.

BRATISLAVA is currently hosting a large international security conference, GLOBSEC 2010, organised by the Slovak Atlantic Commission. The two day conference on September 13-14 features presentations and discussions among regional and international leaders about solutions to key transatlantic and global security challenges.

Leading diplomats from the four Visegrad countries as well as the Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nickolai Mladenov, and deputies from the ministries of foreign affairs of Ukraine and Norway are attending the conference as well as Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, the Secretary General of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and Iurie Leancă, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova. Other key representatives of government agencies and the non-governmental sector from western Europe and the United States are also participating in the deliberations.

To reach a wider audience, the presentations and discussions is being broadcast live on the conference’s official website, www.globsec.org.

During the two-day conference seven panel discussion and two informal evening events will be held to find solutions to the most-pressing foreign policy and security topics. The discussions will cover changes brought to European diplomacy by the Lisbon Treaty, the ongoing elaboration of NATO’s new Strategic Concept, the complicated internal political situation in Bosnia, and the consequences of the economic crisis on standing of the western powers in the distribution of world power, according to a Globsec news release.

Another core area of discussion at the conference will be future cooperation among the Visegrad countries which, after this year’s elections in the four countries, find themselves in a favourable constellation for joint actions on many major issues.

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