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On September 26, the Georgian Institute of Politics organized the public discussion “Black Sea Cooperation for Stronger Security: Georgia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan,” which assessed the perceptions of the political elites and expert communities in these three states regarding the Black Sea Security challenges.
The new Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia, H.E. Pawel HERCZYNSKI, opened the discussion with his welcoming remarks.
The closed event was chaired by Renata Skardžiūtė-Kereselidze, Deputy Director of the Georgian Institute of politics. Representatives of the local civil society and the diplomatic corps attended the discussion.
The aim of the event was to present the results of the collaborative project in a form of a joint policy paper produced by the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP, Georgia), Caucasus Policy Analysis Centre (CPAC, Azerbaijan) and Foreign Policy Council – Ukrainian Prism (Prism UA, Ukraine), titled “Black Sea Security after the Russian invasion of Ukraine: Views from Ukraine, Georgia, and Azerbaijan”.
The project is financially supported by the European Union and the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation.
The discussion was focused on the following questions:
- What are the perceptions of the political elites and expert communities in Georgia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan regarding the security challenges in the Black Sea region?
- How could Russia’s invasion of Ukraine change the wider Black Sea Security?
- What are the lessons learned for Georgia and Azerbaijan after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine?
- What could be the best strategies for Ukraine, Georgia, and Azerbaijan to gain future security guarantees?