By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: The situation in Afghanistan, pace of developments in and around Ukraine, as well as the situation in Iran are among the main issues on the agenda of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Annual Session, which began in London on Friday.
“The parliamentarians are set to adopt a series of draft reports and resolutions on key security issues ranging from situation in Afghanistan, developments in Ukraine five years after the pro-European Maidan demonstration, to border controls, sanctions policy, terrorism in Africa, and climate change. Over four days of debate hosted by Westminster, the parliamentarians will examine ways to respond to Russia’s decision to abandon the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty – a pillar of European security – and how to move forward with arms control in the post-INF era,” reads a statement.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, British government ministers, top military officers, and a host of experts are expected to join hundreds of delegates for the October 11-14 meeting in London to reaffirm NATO’s core values as the world’s most powerful defense alliance celebrates 70 years since its founding.
“As NATO marks its 70th anniversary, this session will be a key moment to celebrate the work of this vitally important institution, the bedrock of our security,” NATO PA President Madeleine Moon said yesterday.