Riga, 27 May 2010 - INTERNATIONAL LEGISLATORS TO DEBATE ALLIANCE SECURITY ISSUES AT NATO PA SPRING SESSION IN RIGA
The NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Spring Session will begin tomorrow (Friday 28 May) in Riga.
Over 320 legislators from 27 member States of the Alliance and 13 non-member countries - ranging from the Russian Federation, Ukraine and Georgia, to Afghanistan, will meet to discuss key security issues in Riga for 5 days.
The main discussions will take place within the Assembly’s five committees (Defence and Security, Political, Economics and Security, Science and Technology, Civil Dimension of Security), based on reports prepared by Assembly members and on briefings by international security experts and government high representatives.
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The Plenary Session on Tuesday 1 June will be addressed by NATO PA President, Congressman John Tanner; NATO Secretary General, Mr Anders Fogh RASMUSSEN; Gen. Egon RAMMS, Commander Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum and Mr Abdul Rahim WARDAK, Defence Minister of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
Mr. Sven Mikser, Vice President of the NATO PA; Mrs. Vaira Paegle, Head of the Latvian delegation to the NATO PA; and Mr. David Hobbs, Secretary General of the NATO PA will give a press briefing on Friday 28 at 11:00.
On Monday 31 May, the leaders of the member delegations and of the Russian Federal Assembly will meet in an “at 28” format. Alexei Pushkov, director of the