A Conversation with the Speakers of Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine

June 28, 2018 - 12:00 pm

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC
Introduction:

Mr. Damon Wilson
Executive Vice President
Atlantic Council

Panel discussion:

H.E. Andrian Candu
Speaker of the Parliament
Parliament of the Republic of Moldova

H.E. Irakli Kobakhidze
Chairperson of the Parliament
Parliament of Georgia

H.E. Andriy Parubiy
Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Moderated by:

Dr. Michael Carpenter
Senior Director, Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement;
Senior Fellow, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council

Please join the Atlantic Council for an event entitled The Frontlines of Freedom: A Conversation with the Speakers of Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine on June 28, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Council headquarters (1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, West Tower Elevators).

The countries of Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine stand at a crossroads. Perched between Russia and the West, they have chosen a path of economic and political reform and closer relations with the West. They face substantial challenges dealing with the systemic legacy of the Soviet period as they pursue reform, while facing Kremlin interference in their affairs and occupation of their land.

Recognizing the common nature of the challenges that they face, the Speakers of the parliaments of the three nations have established a joint forum to promote cooperation and to better explain to their citizens and their allies abroad how they are addressing these challenges.

At this public panel, Speakers Irakli Kobakhidze of Georgia, Andrian Candu of Moldova, and Andriy Parubiy of Ukraine will describe the outcome of their visit to Washington and their vision for the future of their countries.
 
We hope you can join us for this timely discussion.

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