The third session “The Modern Security Architecture: Challenges and Opportunities”
The third session “The Modern Security Architecture: Challenges and Opportunities” was held under the framework of the 13th Batumi International Conference “Georgia’s European Way – Stability, Development and Diversity”. The session covered the following issues: is the European Security Strategy ready to address modern challenges - hybrid warfare, terrorism, migration crisis? How to work more closely on increasing security? What means does the EU dispose to promote stability and security in the EaP region? How dangerous is an attempt of returning to the past and restoring the “spheres of influence”? Could we expect Russian further aggression towards the EaP and the EU countries? What leverage can Russia utilise to halt the EU integration process of the Eastern European countries? What is the role of the energy dependency on Russia on the modern security architecture? How to secure independent foreign policy of countries with European aspirations?
The session was moderated by First Deputy State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic Equality - Ketevan Tsikhelashvili. The speakers of the session are: Minister of Defence of Georgia - Tinatin Khidasheli, EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and crisis in Georgia - Herbert Salber, Senator of the Republic of Poland, Former Minister of Defence - Bogdan Klich, Ambassador, and President of Centre for Democracy Public Foundation - István Gyarmati, Former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Turkey - Yaşar Yakiş.
At the end of the session presentation was delivered by the First Deputy State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic Equality - Ketevan Tsikhelashvili.
The Conference “Georgia’s European Way” hosts high-level officials of executive and legislative bodies of Georgia, EU Member States, the EU Institutions and partner countries, including representatives of civil society and the business sector. The event is covered by international and local media.