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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia took part in Bratislava Global Security Forum

Monday, March 7
On 4 March 2011, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Grigol Vashadze took part in the panel discussion on the Eastern Partnership, held within the Bratislava Global Security Forum (GLOBSEC). The Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova Iurie Leanca and President of the Project on Transitional Democracies Bruce Jackson were among the speakers at the aforesaid panel discussion. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia Mikulas Dzurinda opened the meeting.

The discussion focused on the process of implementation of the Eastern Partnership and its future prospects, in particular, in the context of strategic review of the current European Neighbourhood Policy. The speakers touched upon the prospects of development of the Eastern Partnership Initiative and dynamics of existing cooperation between the partner countries and the EU. The participants laid special emphasis on the urgency of insurance of security and stability in the region, especially, on the necessity of acknowledgement of European aspirations of Partner Countries individually.