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GLOBSEC conference broke several records

The GLOBSEC Bratislava Global Security Forum, which took place between April 18 and 20, broke all of its previous records when it reported attendance of more than 1,000 guests from 62 countries, with the average age of the participants being 22, Petra Nétryová from the Slovak Atlantic Commission (SAC), the organiser of GLOBSEC, told the TASR newswire.

The GLOBSEC Bratislava Global Security Forum, which took place between April 18 and 20, broke all of its previous records when it reported attendance of more than 1,000 guests from 62 countries, with the average age of the participants being 22, Petra Nétryová from the Slovak Atlantic Commission (SAC), the organiser of GLOBSEC, told the TASR newswire.

While the first day of the conference was focussed on discussions over the agenda of the Visegrad Group (V4) region, comprised of Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary, the panellists attending the second day focused on Afghanistan, and the situation after the NATO armies leave the country in 2014. The panellists also talked about the DVA4 project, concerning defence cooperation between the V4 countries.

One of the highlights was the signing of the agreement over the normalisation of relations between Serbia and Kosovo on April 19, Nétryová informed in the press release.

The third day of the conference was devoted to the views of specialists on the security of countries, as well as security threats and steps countries should make to diminish them. The panellists also discussed the boundary between privacy and protection and the need for cyber security.

Another issue discussed on April 20 was the Middle East and its relations with the US, the current problems of the region and possible solutions for the future, TASR wrote.

Source: TASR, GLOBSEC press release

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

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