Baltic Assembly to participate in the Theme Session of the Nordic Council on security and peace

The Baltic Assembly is set to participate in the annual Theme Session of the Nordic Council, centred on the critical themes of security, peace, and contingency in the North Atlantic. Scheduled for 8-9 April 2024 in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, this session marks a pivotal moment for dialogue among parliamentarians from the Nordic and Baltic regions amidst the backdrop of global uncertainties.

The agenda of the event is designed to tackle the pressing issues surrounding defence and security collaboration, the maintenance of the North Atlantic and Arctic as areas of low tension, and the enhancement of democracy and peace through strategic partnerships. Furthermore, it will explore the potential impacts of Arctic changes and climate shifts on regional security and opportunities.

Among the key topics, the session will deliberate on the potential updates of the Helsinki Treaty, focusing on defence cooperation and the status of Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and Åland within the Nordic cooperation framework. Additionally, Nordic collaboration on transport and the exploration of new avenues for cooperation within the sector will be addressed.

The representation of the Baltic Assembly by Vice President Jānis Vucāns and Audrius Petrošius, Chair of the BA Security and Defence Committee, underscores the importance of Baltic engagement in these discussions.

As the session also includes company visits focusing on emergency preparedness, it offers a comprehensive platform for enhancing collaboration, understanding, and action among the participating nations in the face of evolving global challenges.

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