New Strategy Center organised a panel on regional security, security challenges in the Black Sea region and cooperation in the field of defence industry at the Rebuilding Ukraine Forum on 19 October.
During the discussions, speakers highlighted the lessons learned from the Russian aggression in Ukraine, the importance of maintaining freedom of navigation and the impact on energy and food security, support for Ukraine in joining NATO and the EU. Since the first day of the Russian aggression on 24 February 2022, Romania started to support Ukraine, first of all humanitarian, and then this help came on multiple levels: political, economic, military. Ukraine’s reconstruction process will be a wide-ranging one, which will bring with it the prospect of cooperation with the defence industry in Ukraine and NATO countries. This cooperation must take into account, in particular, the lessons learned on the Ukrainian front, such as the intense use of drones by the belligerents, as well as the massive consumption of ammunition.
The panel was moderated by George Scutaru, Director General of NSC, and the speakers were: H.E. Nicolae Ciucă, President of the Romanian Senate, Mr. Nasty Vlădoiu, President, Union of Bilateral Chambers of Commerce of Romania and Romania-Ukraine Bilateral Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Nicoleta Pauliuc, President of the Defence Committee of the Romanian Senate, Mr. Vasile Dîncu, President of the European Affairs Committee of the Romanian Senate, Mr. Mykhailo Samus, Director of the New Geopolitics Research Network, Vice Admiral Mihai Panait, Chief of the Romanian Naval Forces, Mr. Viorel Manole, Executive Director of PATROMIL and Mr. Cornel Vișoianu, General Manager, Uzina Automecanica Moreni.