The Meeting of the Chairpersons of the Committees on Foreign Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union and the Parliamentary Forum for Democracy took place on 27-28 November 2013 in the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania in Vilnius.
The Meeting was opened by the hosts Prof. Benediktas JUODKA, Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, and Mr. Emanuelis ZINGERIS, Chair of the Parliamentary Forum for Democracy. Participants were welcomed by Mr. Petras AUŠTREVIČIUS, Deputy Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania.
The Conference was an overwhelming success, attracting 18 Chairpersons from the European Countries as well as more than 150 delegates, speakers and sponsors from more than 40 countries. The Conference not only provided great intellectual and social interaction for the participants, also enabled a fruitful experience exchange among countries strengthening democratic institution in their own nations and a more ambitious cooperation with one another.
The Seimas-based Meeting of the Chairpersons of the Committees on Foreign Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union and the Parliamentary Forum for Democracy “Parliaments for democracy: towards more ambitious global cooperation” has supported the statement on the course of the Europe Eastern Partnership Program and the hopes of Ukrainians adopted by members of the Parliamentary Forum for Democracy on 27 November 2013.
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