Tuesday, June 14 2016 18:55 EEST
The Head of NATO Representation to Ukraine, Alexander Vinnikov, addressed the event participants 'Ukraine, NATO and defence reform'
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On 14-16 June the 92nd Rose-Roth Seminar is being held in Kyiv organised by the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in cooperation with Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

The opening session featured speeches by the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Andriy Parubiy, Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Embassy of Lithuania in Ukraine Ambassador to Ukraine, Marius Janukonis, and former President of the European Parliament, Pat Cox.

The topic of the Seminar is Ukraine's transformation in a troubled regional context.

NATO Liaison Office in Ukraine shared on Facebook:

'The Head of NATO Representation to Ukraine, Alexander Vinnikov, addressed the participants of the event during the second panel discussion 'Ukraine, NATO and defence reform', also joined by the Deputy Defence Minister of Ukraine Ihor Dolgov.

In his presentation Alexander Vinnikov focused on the developments in NATO-Ukraine cooperation in the area of defence and security sector transformations since Wales Summit, sharing his views on achievements and challenges of the reform proccess.

In his speech Alexander Vinnikov focused on  developments in NATO's support to Ukraine in the area of security and defence sector reform since the Wales Summit;  achievements and challenges of the reform process; and  NATO standards and how to strengthen the Verkhovna Rada's capacity to provide democratic oversight over Ukraine's security and defence sector.

Also Alexander Vinnikov focused on democratic oversight over security and defence, and ways of strengthening Parliament's role in it.'

Nearly 70 Members of Parliament from NATO and partner states have travelled to Ukraine to participate in the event. Its theme is 'Ukraine's transformation in a troubled regional context.'

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