Tbilisi 25 July 2014 - During a high-level Assembly visit to Georgia, Assembly President Hugh Bayley underlined that at the Bucharest Summit in 2008, NATO unambiguously stated that the Georgia would become an Alliance member. “That commitment to Georgia must be fulfilled,“ said Mr Bayley.
Kyiv, 24 July 2014 - A delegation of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly met with Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Oleksandr Turchynov, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada. Expressing unequivocal support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity, President Hugh Bayley condemned Russia’s actions in Ukraine: “President Putin’s doctrine of military intervention in sovereign states on the pretext of protecting Russian speakers must be vigorously opposed by the international community in order uphold the principles of national sovereignty and international law. As the people of Crimea and Eastern Ukraine are now realizing, separatist movements are turning out to be thinly disguised gangsters, terrorists, and externally sponsored infiltrators. The battles on Ukrainian territory are actually a threat to ...
Chisinau, 24 July 2014 - At this critical juncture in Moldova’s history, both regionally and domestically, NATO Parliamentary Assembly President Hugh Bayley met the country’s governmental and parliamentary leaders. In meetings with President Nicolae Timofti, Prime Minister Iurie Leancă, and Speaker of the Parliament Igor Corman, President Bayley welcomed Moldova’s recently signed EU Association Agreement and the visa liberalization between the EU and Moldova.
Brussels, 18 July 2014
“My thoughts today are with the relatives of the victims of the tragic crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. Today, we mourn their loss and honour the memory of their loved ones."
Germany, 27 June 2014 - Government officials in Germany consider the conflict in and around Ukraine to be the biggest security challenge of the post-Cold War era. NATO needs to forge a comprehensive response to Russia’s practice of “hybrid warfare” tactics in Ukraine, a delegation of NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) members was told in Berlin.