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                      08/10/2002

Seminar on security in the western Mediterranean

Lisbon, Palacio de Sao Bento,
Tuesday, 8 October 2002

PROGRAMME

Monday, 7 October 2002

 

Arrival of participants

   

19.00

Reception hosted by the Minister of Culture of Portugal, Mr Pedro Roseta, Palácio da Ajuda, Lisbon

Tuesday, 8 October 2002

10.00: Opening Ceremony

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Mr João Bosco Mota Amaral, President of the Assembly of the Republic

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Mr Klaus Bühler, President of the Assembly of WEU

   

Keynote speech:

 
   

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Dr António Martins da Cruz, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Portugal, Chairman-in-Office of the WEU Council

10.45: First Session

Security risks, threats and challenges in the Western Mediterranean

   

Chairman:

Mrs Maria Manuela Aguiar, Vice-President of the Assembly of WEU, Chairman of the Portuguese Delegation

   

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General Garcia Leandro, Director of the Portuguese Defence Institute

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Mr Kamel ben Younes, Journalist, Tunisia

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Vice-Admiral Hervé Giraud, Strategic Affairs, Ministry of Defence, France

   

Debate.

 

13.00

Buffet lunch given by Mr João Bosco Mota Amaral, President of the Assembly of the Republic, in `la Salão Nobre' (Grand Hall)

15.00: Second Session

Human development in the Maghreb countries and cooperation between the member states of the Arab Maghreb Union

   

Chairman:

Mr Jim Marshall, Chairman of the Political Committee

   

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Mr Abdelwahab Biad, University of Rouen

   

Debate.

 

16.30: Third Session

A European response to today's security challenges in the western Mediterranean, a revival of the Barcelona process

Chairman:

Mr Klaus Bühler, President of the Assembly of WEU

   

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Major-General Nabeiro Canelas, Chief-of-Staff, EUROFOR

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Dr Antonio Missiroli, Research Fellow, EU Institute for Security Studies, Paris

   

Debate

 

17.30: Conclusions

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Mr Luis Yañez Barnuevo, Rapporteur of the Political Committee

   

Closing address:

Mr Klaus Bühler, President of the Assembly of WEU

   

20.30:

Dinner given by Mr Paulo Sacadura Cabral Portas, Minister for Defence of Portugal, co-Chairman-in-Office of the WEU Council at the Forte de São Juliã da Barra


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