Baltic Sea Security Conference 2017

Baltic Sea Security Conference 2017

On June 30 Baltic Sea Security Conference 2017 was held. The conference aimed at providing a platform for discussion on security and defence cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region. Recently this area once again has become a place of rivalry between the Western countries and the Russian Federation, which forces the member states of the European Union and NATO to deepen regional cooperation in the security dimension.

An important task of the conference was to assess how to maintain peace and stability in the region as well as to evaluate the potential for cooperation between Armed Forces, especially Navies, and defence industries of the Baltic Sea Region countries. Another issue was an experience sharing. Poland and the Baltic States currently implementing a modernization programme of the Armed Forces. The experience of other NATO countries can be very practical for selecting appropriate solutions.

Security of the Baltic Sea region requires a multi-dimensional discussions on both political and military matters. To meet this need the Baltic Sea Security Conference 2017 was comprised of 4 thematic panels, which was attended by representatives of Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence of the Baltic Sea region states, Armed Forces commanders and representatives of the private sector.