Saturday, 24 August 2019, 22:18:06 — Baku (UTC+4)
Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic Speaking Countries

Secretary General attended Annual Session of Crans Montana Forum

TURKPA Secretary General Mr. Altynbek Mamaiusupov attended the 29th Annual Session of the Crans Montana Forum organized in Brussels, Belgium. The Forum brought together Heads of State and Government, Ministers, International Organisations, MPs and, above all, world top businesses.

The event was dedicated to the foundation of a new Global Governance to tackle today’s major challenges: Climate Change and its Impact on Environment, Economy and Threatened Populations, the Wide Spread of Terrorism and the Means to Fight it and the Backlash against Globalization and its Perverse Effects etc..

On the occasion of the 29th Annual Session of the Crans Montana Forum, the New Leaders for Tomorrow’s Special Program was dedicated to Trust & Truth in the Digital Era. Among the addressed topics were: `Technology has prompted an “information war” that threatens our democracies`, `How to fight disinformation and fake news`, `How Governments and social media can work together to fight disinformation`. The session was moderated by Mr Francois-Bernard Huyghe, Professor from the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS) and speakers were Mr Laurent Lamothe, Former Prime Minister of Haiti, Mr Simon Busutti, Former President, Nationalist Party of Malta, Mr Paolo Cesarini, Head of Media Convergence and Social Media, DG Connect of the European Commission and Mr Charles Cuvellies, Professor on Cybersecurity of the Universite Libre de Bruxelles.

On the sidelines of the forum, Secretary General had spoken with President of the Crans Montana Forum Mr Pierre-Emmanuel Quirin, as well as with other participants.

In the framework of the Session’s programme on 29th of June, Secretary General attended the Special Programme of the African Women’s Forum which was held at the European Parliament.

Cooperation of TURKPA with Crans Montana Forum develops in the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding signed in Brussels in 2016.