12-13 July European Security Conference organized by the Interparliamentary Association of the Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States took place in Kyiv.
The participants of the conference were honourable guests and representatives of Ukrainian political elite – in particular: Chairman of the Supreme Rada of Ukraine, Vladimir Litvin, Chairman of the IPA CIS Council, Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Sergey Mironov, President of the European Security and Defence Assembly, Member of the UK Parliament, Robert Walter, Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Deputy Chairman of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Member of the IPA CIS Council, Kasym-Jomart Tokayev, Rapporteur for the Political Committee of the European Security and Defence Assembly, Senator of Spain, Arcadio Diaz Tejera, Chairman of the Majlisi namoyandagon of the Majlisi Oli of the Republic of Tajikistan, Member of the IPA CIS Council, Saydullo Khayrulloev, Chairman of the Committee for Parliamentary and Public Relations of the European Security and Defence Assembly, Senator of Belgium, Paul Wille, Deputy Chairman of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrghyz Republic, Member of the IPA CIS Council, Cholpon Baekovauiop`, Ukrainian MPs and other.
People’s Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Serhiy Grynevetskyy stated Ukraine’s neutrality is a chance for the entire European community 45to reach a qualitatively new level of security of intergovernmental relations.
“Ukraine’s neutrality as the neutrality of one of the independent states and at the same time a European state is not a whim of one of the politicians who does not wish the country’s split and sharpening of the relations with Russia. This is a chance for the entire European community to reach a qualitatively new level of security of intergovernmental relations, where the dominating factor will not be belonging to one of the political or military blocs, but the community of interests in providing security in general sense of this definition”, — the MP said.
“This step would completely correspond to the Charter for European Security, adopted in Istanbul 19 November 1999 by the OSCE”, — he added.
According to him, the creation of a new architecture of European security system is the consolidation of the principles set forth by this Charter.
“And today’s task is to bolster these principles and obligations in legally bounding form”, — he summed up.