The New Strategy Center participated in a dialogue on strategic issues with experts from Turkey (Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies – EDAM) and Bulgaria (Sofia Security Forum) in Sofia on 14-16 June.
The Romanian, Turkish and Bulgarian experts discussed topics of common interest, focusing on issues related to hybrid warfare, energy, disinformation and the possibilities of cooperation between the three countries in multiple areas, in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Cooperation between the NATO states bordering the Black Sea is vital in the current context, with discussions between experts aimed at generating a common vision of the security context in the Black Sea, in order to bring about better cooperation between Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey.
Amb. Gheorghe Magheru, Member of the Scientific Council of the New Strategy Center and Major General (Ret.) Paul Hurmuz, Senior Associate Expert participated on behalf of the New Strategy Center.
This is the third series of discussions between Romanian, Turkish and Bulgarian experts, the first hosted by New Strategy Center in early February and the second in Istanbul in April by EDAM partners. Sofia Security Forum, Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies – EDAM and New Strategy Center are working on a joint project funded by NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division to develop a study aimed at improving the North Atlantic Alliance’s understanding of the strategic relevance of the Black Sea region in the current security context. The study will be presented in Brussels at NATO headquarters in the autumn.