Meetings and Discussions

Discussion with Dr. Theresa Sabonis-Helf on being a Transit State

2017 / 03 / 24

On March 23, 2017 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (Rondeli Foundation) hosted a discussion “Who Wants to be a Transit State? The advantages and disadvantages of Georgia's growing role in regional energy transit".

The presentation was delivered by Dr. Theresa Sabonis-Helf, Professor at National War College, Washington D.C.

Dr. Ekaterine Metreveli, President of the Rondeli Foundation made the welcoming remarks and introduced the distinguished speaker to the audience.

Dr. Theresa Sabonis-Helf discussed the main advantages and disadvantages of the energy transit state, the opportunities of Georgia’s energy cooperation with the countries of wider region as well as overviewed the current state of the energy security of Georgia. The speaker also talked about the importance of the role of Azerbaijan in Georgia’s energy policy.

The presentation was followed by an ardent Q&A session.

The discussion was attended by the representatives of civil society, academic community, governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as the diplomatic corps.

Watch the video about the discussion.

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