In June 8 and 9, 2018 the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in ARC Borys Babin and the officials of the Mission took part in the Second Inter-parliamentary Conference “Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine: Strengthening the Inter-Parliamentary Component of Regional and Security Cooperation, While Developing Interaction with the EU and NATO”. The strategic conference goal is a promotion of democratic values, establishing and ensuring the common security system, implementation of the economically stable State governance system and reforming the countries in accordance with the European legal standards.
The participants of the conference were the European Parliament Deputy Rebbeca Harms, the Head of Parliament of Georgia Irakli Kobakhidze, the Head of Moldova Parliament Andrian Kandu, the Head of Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy, the Head of Foreign Committee of Verkhovnba Rada Hanna Hopko, other representatives of the deputy corpus of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, international European and the USA experts, deputies of the Europarliament from Latvia and Lithuania, the heads of diplomatic foreign establishments in Ukraine and journalists.
The Head of Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy, opening the conference, highlighted its key basic objective was the understanding of the global Putin threat for the all civilized world and said that it was a main aim of the international conference. “ The world today is passing through the most difficult periods from the times of the Second World War, one of the largest geopolitical challenges and the greatest shocks for Ukraine within the Russia’s aggression. It is very important to understand that Russia’s aggression against Ukraine is not only the conflict between two countries; it is not only the aggression of Russia against Ukraine. I am deeply convinced Putin challenged the entire civilized world and actually, we have an aggression in various dimensions: against Europe, against the North Atlantic Union, against the entire civilized world” – stressed the head of Verkhovna Rada.
In his First Panel speech the Permanent Representative Boris Babin noted a particular relevance of inter-parliamentary influence in conditions when the destructive impact of the aggressor state is not only in outrageous international crimes in the occupied territories, but also it effects on the parliamentary life of our countries. The exchange of legislative experience an areas of IDP Human Rights and the establishment of legal framework of the occupied territories of our countries has the special practical importance” – added Borys Babin.
At the beginning of the conference the Heads of the Parliaments of Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine signed a Statement on the establishment of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the Parliament of Georgia, Parliament of Moldova and Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. The membership, mandate and the principles of work of the Assembly are defined by its Charter to be adopted by the inaugural session, will be held in Tbilisi. The document was signed by the head of the Georgia Parliament Irakli Kobakhidze, the Head of Moldova Parliament Andrian Kandu and the Head of Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy.
The meeting was held in three panel discussions. The first panel discussion was “Confrontation of new challenges”. The second panel discussion was on theme “ Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova from the Agreement on Association to the whole integration into the European Union”. The third panel discussion was named “The political dialogue and consensus – building”.
During the conference the highlighted issues were on counteraction of propaganda and misinformation; the insurance of the stable economic growth and rule of law; of the energy security, of the way of the country from the moment of the Association Agreement signing to the whole integration into the EU ass well as challenges to common security. In the framework of the Second Inter-Parliamentary conference it was held a special expert discussion on formation of regional responses to the misinformation.
During the discussion the experts emphasized the ways of counteraction of the potential and existing threats of the information aggression from the RF also the importance of educational work to be carry put among the youth at schools and universities in order to prepare the younger generations to identify the possible manipulative technologies of RF, particularly in the social networks.