GLOBSEC international forum commenced in Bratislava, Slovakia on June 19. The forum which will run for two days will feature discussions on Russian external policy, European issues, priorities of NATO, combat against terrorism, in particular ISIS, territorial integrities of countries and so on.
In parallel, GLOBSEC young leaders’ forum will conduct various discussions with participation of young participants from European countries. Ahmad Shahidov, Head of the Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (AIDHR) attends the forum as well. In the frame of forum first day, terrorism threat in Europe and ways of combating against ISIS were prime issues.
Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, General John Allen made a speech at the forum. In his remarks he talked about current situation with regard to combating against ISIS and military operations which are underway. In the question-and-answer session he answered questions from the floor.