lighting, Diplomacy

Diplo director addresses Presidents of Parliaments of small European states

06 October 2011 - 07 October 2011


Event description

Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Director of DiploFoundation, addressed the Sixth Conference of the Presidents of the Parliaments of Small European States, which was held in Malta on 6-7 October 2011. 

Dr Kurbalija discussed the role of Parliamentary Diplomacy as a method for building confidence and increasing inclusiveness in modern international affairs. The presentation was followed by a debate.

The conference adopted a Joint Declaration which describes ways in which small states can strengthen parliamentary diplomacy. In the concluding declaration, the presidents of parliaments agreed to initiate training and capacity building in the field of parliamentary diplomacy.