A two-day 11th Kyiv Security Forum starts in Kyiv.
More than 400 international and Ukrainian leaders, representatives of political, business and civil society communities from over 20 countries will discuss global security trends and challenges in contemporary international relations, as well as Ukraine's importance for regional and European security and democracy. Among them, Peter Balazs, Director, CEU Center for European Neighborhood Studies, European Commissioner for Regional Policy (2004), Hanna Hopko, the Chairwoman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Foreign Affairs, Rose Eilene Gottemoeller, Deputy Secretary General, NATO, are expected to have their speeches.
Kyiv Security Forum launched in 2007 is a platform for debates on the most urgent security issues in Europe and the Black Sea region. It aims at increasing security cooperation between the European Union and the Black Sea region, raising awareness of security development among key players, and strengthening the role of independent and non-governmental actors in solving security problems in Europe.