Discussion of national security advisers at the Krynica Economic Forum
The role of Central and Eastern European states in shaping transatlantic relations, the role of the Hungarian presidency in the Visegrad Group, and the Russian-Belarusian Zapad-17 exercises were among the topics of the panel discussion "Central Europe for the Future of Transatlantic Relations" organized by BBN during the Economic Forum in Krynica.
National security and foreign policy advisors to the heads of states and governments of Latvia, Romania and Hugary – József Czukor , Advisor to the Hungarian Prime Minister for Security and Foreign Affairs; Bogdan L. Aurescu, Advisor to the President of Romania for Foreign Affairs, and Jānis Kažociņš, Advisor to the President of Latvia for National Security and Secretary of the National Security Council - came to Krynica at the invitation of the Head of the National Security Bureau (BBN) Paweł Soloch.
The primary purpose of the panel was to discuss prospects and possibilities of the Central Europe's impact on the future of transatlantic relations among high representatives of the countries from the region.
Due to its unique location, historical experiences and potential of the regions’ countries, Central Europe is the right place for conducting a debate on the need for a European security identity, in alliance with the United States and Canada. Taking into account the regional states’ sensitiveness, strengthened by a close co-operation and friendship with the United States, can have a positive impact on building an integrated security on the European continent. The Bucharest "9" can contribute to the process strengthening of transatlantic relations.