Brussels, 20 August 2022 (TDI): The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg will attend the Crimea Platform Summit.

He will be participating virtually on 23 August 2022 in the Second Summit of the Crimea Platform. Oana Lungescu, the Spokesperson of NATO shared the news via a tweet.

Agenda of Second Summit of the Crimea Platform

The activities of the Platform will get analytical support from an international expert network that has just been established.

Ukraine is working on the official launch of the parliamentary component of the International Crimea Platform and its content with the Verkhovna Rada. Verkhovna Rada is the Supreme Council of Ukraine.

For this reason, the country will also host the Parliamentary Summit of the International Crimea Platform on October 24 in Zagreb alongside Croatia.

The focus will be on setting up the Black Sea Security Conference which is the ICP’s major annual security event, in October-November, this year.

Crimea Platform

The Crimea Platform is an international platform for cooperation and dialogue that Ukraine started. The Platform aims to increase the effectiveness of the international response to the growing security threats.

The Crimea Platform Support Group was created on April 27, 2021, by the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Additionally, on May 11 and May 15, 2021, the Seimas of the Republics of Lithuania and Latvia established the Crimea Platform Support Groups.

The Seimas is the unicameral parliament of Lithuania as well as Latvia. The Crimea Platform’s non-governmental component is represented by the Expert Network Crimea Platform.

The international network brings together specialists, academics, and advocates for human rights from Ukraine and abroad.

The network will support the Crimea Platform’s parliamentary and governmental facets with information and analytical support. On August 6, 2021, the Expert Network held its first Forum.