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Friday 26 May                                                                 

pm time to be confirmed

Joint Press Briefing

Tbilisi Palace of the Parliament

8 Shota Rustaveli Ave., Tbilisi, King Tamar Hall, Building A floor 0)

 

Paolo ALLI, NATO Parliamentary Assembly President

Irakli KOBAKHIDZE, Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia

Irakli SESIASHVILI, Head of the Georgian Delegation to the NATO PA

David HOBBS, NATO Parliamentary Assembly Secretary General

 

English-Georgian Interpretation provided

Web stream via the website of the Georgian Parliament in Georgian and English

Live TV coverage in Georgian

[17:30-18:30]       

Joint Meeting of the Georgia-NATO Interparliamentary Council and the Standing Committee 

(meeting closed to the press - Photo opportunity only)

Saturday 27 May

DEFENCE AND SECURITY COMMITTEE (DSC)  

[9:30 – 9:45]   Opening remarks by Raymond KNOPS (Netherlands), Chairperson
- Adoption of the draft Agenda [066 DSC 17 E]
- Adoption of the Summary of the Meeting of the Defence and Security Committee held in Istanbul,Turkey on 19 and 20 November 2016 [233 DSC 16 E]
- Consideration of the Comments of the Secretary General of NATO, Chairman of the North Atlantic Council on the Policy Recommendations adopted in 2016 by the NATO Parliamentary Assembly [049 SESP 17 E]
[9:45 – 11:30]  Panel Presentation
- Levan IZORIA, Minister of Defence, Georgia
- Vladimer CHACHIBAIA, Chief of Defence Staff, Georgia
[11:30 – 12:00]  

Coffee break

[12:00 – 13:00]  

Theatre Ballistic Missile Defence and NATO

Consideration of the draft General Report [067 DSC 17 E] by Joseph A. DAY (Canada), General Rapporteur

[13:00 – 14:30]   

Lunch

[14:30 – 15:00]

Afghanistan

Consideration of the draft Special Report [070 DSCTC 17 E] by Wolfgang HELLMICH (Germany), Special Rapporteur

[15:00– 15:45] 

Speaker tbc

[15:45 – 16:15]   

Coffee break

[16:15 – 17:00]     

The Space Domain and Allied Defence

Consideration of the draft Report of the Sub-Committee on Future Security and Defence Capabilities [068 DSCFC 17 E] by Madeleine MOON (United Kingdom), Rapporteur

[17:00 – 17:45]    

NATO-EU Cooperation

Consideration of the draft Report of the Sub Committee on Transatlantic Defence and Security Cooperation [069 DSCTC 17 E] by Attila MESTERHAZY (Hungary), Rapporteur

ECONOMICS AND SECURITY COMMITTEE (ESC)

[9:30-9:45]

Opening remarks by Faik OZTRAK (Turkey), Chairperson

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Adoption of the draft Agenda [071 ESC 17 E]

-

Adoption of the Summary of the Meeting of the Economics and Security Committee held in Istanbul, Turkey, on Saturday 19 November 2016 [165 ESC 16 E]

-

Consideration of the Comments of the Secretary General of NATO, Chairman of the North Atlantic Council on the Policy Recommendations adopted in 2016 by the NATO Parliamentary Assembly [049 SESP 17 E]

[9:45-10:30]  

An Assessment of the Georgian Economic Reform Agenda

Kakha GOGOLASHVILI, Director of EU Studies at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies

[10:30-10:45]  

Coffee Break

[10:45-11:45]

Potential Economic Consequences of Climate Change and Climate Change Mitigation

Marshal BURKE, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth System Science, Stanford University, and Fellow, Center on Food Security and the Environment

[11:45-13:00]   

Putting Europe’s Defense Industrial Base on a Stronger Footing and the Implications for Burdensharing

Dick ZANDEE, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael, Netherlands Institute of International Relations

[13:00-14:30] 

Lunch Break

[14:45-15:45]  

Economic Transition in the Western Balkans: An Assessment

Consideration of the draft Report of the Sub-Committee on Transition and Development [074 ESCTD 17 E] by Richard BENYON (United Kingdom), Rapporteur

[15:45-16:45] 

Assessing and Mitigating the Cost of Climate Change

Consideration of the draft Report of the Sub-Committee on Transatlantic Economic Relations [073 ESCTER 17 E] by Lilja ALFREDSDOTTIR (Iceland), Rapporteur ad interim

[16:45-17:45]    

The State of NATO Allies’ Defence Industrial Base

Consideration of the draft General Report [072 ESC 17 E] by Jean-Marie BOCKEL (France), General Rapporteur

Science and Technology Committee (STC)

[9:30 – 9:45] 

Opening remarks by Philippe VITEL (France), Chairperson

-

Adoption of the draft Agenda [079 STC 17 E]

-

Adoption of the Summary of the Meeting of the Science and Technology Committee held in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sunday 20 November 2016 [237 STC 16 E]

-

Consideration of the Comments of the Secretary General of NATO, Chairman of the North Atlantic Council, on the Policy Recommendations adopted in 2016 by the NATO Parliamentary Assembly [049 SESP 17 E]

[9:45 – 10:45]

The Future of European Defence Research and Development and Implications for Burdensharing

Dick ZANDEE, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael – Netherlands Institute of International Relations

[10:45 – 11:45]  

Keeping the Edge on Transatlantic Defence and Security Science and Technology: The Challenges of Emerging Technologies

Consideration of the draft General Report [080 STC 17 E] by Thomas MARINO (United States), General Rapporteur

[11:45 – 12:00]  

Coffee break

[12:00 – 13:00]

The Internet of Things

Consideration of the draft Report of the Sub-Committee on Technology Trends and Security [081 STCTTS 17 E] by Matej TONIN (Slovenia), Rapporteur

[13:00 – 14:30]

Lunch break

[14:30 – 15:30]   

The Impact of Climate Change on Food and Water Security

Marshal BURKE, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth System Science, Stanford University, and Fellow, Center on Food Security and the Environment

[15:30 – 16:30] 

Water Security

Consideration of the DraftSpecial Report [082 STC 17 E] by Osman Askin BAK (Turkey), Special Rapporteur

[16:30 – 16:45]

Coffee break

[16:45 – 17:45] 

Russian Military Modernisation and the Black Sea Region

Irakli MENAGHARISHVILI, Director of the Strategic Research Center

Sunday 28 May

Committee on the Civil Dimension of Security (CDS)

[9:00 – 9:15]   

Opening remarks by Vitalino CANAS (Portugal), Chairperson

- Adoption of the draft Agenda [062 CDS 17 E]
- Adoption of the Summary of the Meeting of the Committee on the Civil Dimension of Security held in Istanbul, Turkey, on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November 2016 [225 CDS 16 E]
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Consideration of the Comments of the Secretary General of NATO, Chairman of the North Atlantic Council, on the Policy Recommendations adopted in 2016 by the NATO Parliamentary Assembly [049 SESP 17 E]

[9:15 – 10:30] 

Georgia’s Strategy on Occupied Territories

-

Ketevan TSIKHELASHVILI, Minister for Reconciliation and Civil Equality, Georgia

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Ambassador Kestutis JANKAUSKAS,Head of the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia

[10:30 – 10:45]    

Coffee break

[10:45 – 11:45]  

The Consolidation of Georgian Democracy and the Rule of Law

Ana NATSVLISHVILI, Chairperson, Georgian Young Lawyers‘ Association (GYLA)

[11:45 – 12:45] 

Advancing Stability in the Black Sea Area

Consideration of the draft special Report [065 CDS 17 E] by Ulla SCHMIDT (Germany), Special Rapporteur

[13:00 – 14:30] 

Lunch break

[14:30 – 15:30]

The War in Syria and Iraq: Humanitarian Aspects

Consideration of the draft General Report[063 CDS 17 E] by Joëlle GARRIAUD‑MAYLAM (France), General Rapporteur

[15:30 – 15:45] 

Coffee break

[15:45 – 17:00] 

Social Media Revolution: Political and Security Implications

Consideration of the draft Report of the Sub-Committee on Democratic Governance [064 CDSDG 17 E] by Jane CORDY (Canada), Rapporteur

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The Weaponisation of Social Media

Thomas Elkjer NISSEN, Special Consultant,Royal Danish Defence College

Political Committee (PC)    

[9:00 – 9:15] 

Opening remarks by Ojars Eriks KALNINS (Latvia), Chairperson

-

Adoption of the draft Agenda [075 PC 17 E]   

- Adoption of the Summary of the Meeting of the Political Committee held in Istanbul, Turkey, on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November 2016 [122 PC 16 E]
- Consideration of the Comments of the Secretary General of NATO, Chairman of the North Atlantic Council, on the Policy Recommendations adopted in 2015 by the NATO Parliamentary Assembly [049 SESP 17 E]
[9:15 – 10:15] 

Georgia’s foreign and security Priorities

Mikheil JANELIDZE, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

[10:15 – 11:15]

Russia

Consideration of the Draft General Report [076 PC 17 E] by Rasa JUKNEVICIENE (Lithuania), General Rapporteur

[11:15 – 11:30]  Coffee break
[11:30 – 12:30]

The Role of NATO Partnerships in a Changing Security Environment

Markus KAIM, Senior Fellow, International Security Division, German Institute for International and Security Affairs

[13:00 – 14:30] Lunch break
[14:30 – 15:30]    

Tackling the Challenges from the South

Consideration of the Draft Report of the Sub-Committee on NATO Partnerships [077 PCNP 17 E] by Julio MIRANDA CALHA (Portugal), Rapporteur

[15h30 – 16:30] 

Transatlantic Relations in Transition (tbc)

Soli ÖZEL, Professor of International Relations at Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey

[16:30 – 16:45]   

 Coffee break

[16:45 – 17:45] 

Security on NATO’s Northern Flank

Consideration of the Draft Report of the Sub-Committee on Transatlantic Relations [078 PCTR 17 E] by Gerald E. CONNOLLY (United States), Rapporteur

Monday 29 May

Plenary Sitting           

- Paolo ALLI, President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
- Giorgi MARGVELASHVILI, President of Georgia TBC
- Giorgi KVIRIKASHVILI, Prime Minister of Georgia TBC
- Irakli KOBAKHIDZE, Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia TBC
- Jens STOLTENBERG, NATO Secretary General and Chairman of the North Atlantic Council
- Draft Declaration on Georgia, presented by Rasa JUKNEVICIENE, Vice-President of the NATO PA

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