PAM Secretary General stresses role of Parliamentary Diplomacy in the Euro-Mediterraean region

PAM Secretary General stresses role of Parliamentary Diplomacy in the Euro-Mediterraean region
Senior military officers together with representatives from some of the highest levels of the European and NATO institutional, academic and industrial sectors participated at the TechNet Europe Conference 2018, with the theme “Challenging the Situational Awareness on the Sea – from Sensors to Analytics”. The event took place on 6-7 November in Naples, Italy and was organized by AFCEA Europe, under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Defense. 
With regards to PAM of particular interest were the presentations about the Strategic Vision of the Italian Defence about the Euro-Mediterranean region, and those about the NATO's Adaptation Process and the EU as a Global Security Provider.
PAM Secretary General, Amb. Sergio Piazzi, was among the key-note speakers during the high-level segment. In his speech, he focused on the role of parliamentary diplomacy in relation to ongoing crises in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
Amb. Piazzi highlighted that the Mediterranean basin is a space of strategic significance to the entire northern hemisphere. Security in the Mediterranean is complex and closely related to the solution of lasting regional conflicts, mass migrations, terrorism, transnational crime, trade wars, economic and commercial integration. Within this context, there is a strong need for increased international cooperation and coherence at the policy level. 
He further noted that the role of international parliaments is critical, and PAM works to bring policymakers together with a wide array of international and regional stakeholders to address challenges and opportunities. 
The event further served as an opportunity for PAM to strengthen its understanding of and cooperation with a number of European security actors, namely the JFC Naples Southern Hub.// 
issued on:  19.11.2018
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