New Strategy Center organised a roundtable discussion on “Russia & the Black Sea: Shaping Security for the Region” on 4 October in Poland at the Warsaw Security Forum, NSC being one of the partners.
During the discussions, speakers highlighted security challenges in the Black Sea region, the impact of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine on freedom of navigation, global food stability and energy projects in the region. They also discussed how NATO’s focus on the region has evolved, the cooperation between the NATO littoral states and in formats such as the trilateral Poland, Romania, Türkiye. Discussions also focused on the situation on the Ukrainian front, the need to support Ukraine’s fight against Russian aggression as well as the important support that Romania gives to Ukraine for the export of cereals, vital for the economic survival of this country.
The panel was moderated by George Scutaru, CEO & Founder New Strategy Center and the panel had as a speakers: Iulian Fota – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Romania, Kate Byrnes – Civilian Deputy and Foreign Policy Advisor to U.S. European Command, USA, Basat Öztürk – Director General for International Security Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Türkiye, Paweł Soloch – Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Romania, National Security Advisor to the President (2015-2022), Poland, Grigol Vashadze – Member of Parliament, Georgia, Andriy Zagorodnyuk – Minister of Defence, Ukraine (2019-2020) and Dragomir Zakov – Foreign and Security Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister, Bulgaria.