20 May 2009 - Afghanistan tops agenda of NATO Parliamentary Assembly Spring Session in Oslo
Afghanistan will top the agenda of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Spring Session in Oslo on 22-26 May. Under the Presidency of US Congressman John Tanner, some 300 Members of Parliament of 28 NATO member countries and partner countries will discuss international security issues. In addition to NATO member countries, participants will include delegations from the Russian Federation, the South Caucasus, the Western Balkans, Central Asia, the Mediterranean region, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Parliamentarians will also have the rare opportunity to discuss their concerns directly with NATO ambassadors and representatives of national governments during a joint meeting with the North Atlantic Council on 26 May.
Legislators will focus on a number of reports produced by the Assembly’s committees and be briefed by experts and government representatives. The reports to be discussed and amended in Oslo focus on a range of topics including NATO’s relationship with Russia and Georgia, the impact of the global financial crisis on the transatlantic community, piracy, cyber security, energy security, and WMD proliferation.
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