Last weekend, the European Young Conservatives (EYC) discussed terrorism and the threat of a Russian intervention in Eastern Europe at an annual EYC event in Tbilisi, Georgia.
At the three day peace conference, EYC Chairwoman Keti Mamulashvili analysed the Euro-Atlantic path of Georgia and the security of the Caucasus. She said:
It is and shall be no coincidence that we hold this peace conference in Georgia. The aim of this event is not only to discuss matters of security and peace in Europe, but also to serve as a platform for more international cooperation with regard to the threats of terrorism and Russian interventionism.
We, Europe’s big conservative family, share many common values – such as democracy, national sovereignty, and liberty – and we are prepared to defend these values.
The peace conference featured several prominent speakers from a variety of both government and non-government institutions, such as the First Deputy State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civil Equality Ketevan Tsikhelashvili, the Political and Economic Chief of the US Embassy to Georgia Dwight Nystrom, EYC Secretary General Alexander Redpath, the Country Director of the International Republican Institute Andrea Keerbs, and Jaak Madison MP, who serves as the vice chair of the European Affairs Committee.
More than 80 delegates from all across the world attended the conference, including five Members of Parliament of the Georgian Conservative Party, headed by their chairman Giga Bukia.
The delegates discussed international politics with the Head of the Department of International Organization’s Georgian MFA Thea Maisuradze, Law and Justice politician and EYC Vice-Chairman Radosław Fogiel, Arda Mehmet Tezcanlar, advisor to the Ankara Policy Center, EYC Vice-Chairman Merve Aslaner, and the Vice-Speaker of the Georgian Parliament and chairman of Georgia’s Conservative Party Zviad Dzidziguri.
All main Georgian TV channels reported on this important conference. You will find one of their interviews with Keti Mamulashvili here.
The EYC is a group of youth wings of conservative and centre-right political parties in Europe. Its patron was Margaret Thatcher until her death in 2013. For more information please visit the EYC website.