Parliamentary Secretary Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica to take part in a discussion on the future of Europe-Russia relationship

19.05.2017. 16:44

From 21 to 23 May, the Parliamentary Secretary of the Latvian Foreign Ministry, Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica, will take part in the Bergedorf Round Table dedicated to the future of relationship between Europe and Russia and organised by the Körber Foundation (Körber-Stiftung), Germany.

The organisers of the conference have invited the Parliamentary Secretary to deliver an opening statement at the session on security challenges in the region. Other sessions will address stability in the Middle East, culture and information policy, challenges to economic cooperation, and the trajectory of Russia-Europe relations. 

The event organised by the Körber Foundation in cooperation with the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) will take place in Saint Petersburg and bring together a number of high ranking politicians, government officials and experts from European countries and Russia, as well as EU and NATO institutions.  

The high-level discussion at the Bergedorf Round Table will be opened by Thomas Paulsen, Member of the Board of the Körber Foundation, and Alexey Meshkov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. The organisers of the Round Table are cooperating closely with the Munich Security Conference and its Chairman Wolfgang Ischinger.

The Bergedorf Round Table discussion platform was established in 1961 and, three times per year, brings together representatives from political, academic and business community and civil society fostering an exchange of views on topics of current interest. A summary of discussions is published after each event. The Round Table will be held for the 165th consecutive time.

Background information

The Körber Foundation was inaugurated in 1959 as non-profit organisation by a German entrepreneur Kurt A. Körber. The main vectors of the Foundation’s activities are the promotion of international dialogue and operational projects on the matters of high social and political relevance, focusing on European foreign policy in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS countries. The headquarters of the Foundation are located in Hamburg, and its international relations division – in Berlin.


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