13th Georgia Defence and Security Conference opens in Batumi

Four sessions dedicated to defence and security issues will take place during the conference. Photo: Eitvydas Bajarunas.

Agenda.ge, 06 Nov 2019 - 11:15, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian top officials, decision-makers, experts and foreign guests have gathered in Georgia’s coastal city of Batumi to attend the 13th Georgia Defence and Security Conference (GDSC) to discuss current defence and security issues and challenges.

The following sessions are scheduled to take place during the two-day conference:

  •  Rationalizing Evolving Security Environment in the Black Sea Region – the Georgian Ministry of Defence reports that Russia’s increased military build-up in the Black Sea region has encouraged NATO to bolster its presence in the area.

NATO has taken steps to strengthen the security of allies and partners in the region, thus the Black Sea region’s political, military and economic significance, as well as its security and stability has once again re-emerged,” the ministry said.

  • Georgia on the Right Track for NATO and EU Membership – the ministry says that the “firm decision of most Georgians” to join the European and Euro-Atlantic family continues to result in the “highest level” of popular support for NATO and the European Union in Georgia.