Second Rhodes Conference for Security and Stability to be held on May 22-23

The Rhodes Conference for Security and Stability 2017 will take place in Rhodes on 22 and 23 May, with the participation of foreign ministers and high-ranking officials from states of the Arab World, the Balkans and the southeastern Mediterranean, the Greek foreign ministry announced on Tuesday.

The theme of the 2017 conference is “Live and Work Together in Peace and Stability.” The proceedings will be structured around the following four thematic units: a) common challenges of the region, b) education, c) culture and d) environment.

It is a follow-up to the first conference held in Rhodes in 2016, an initiative launched by Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias that aimed to establish a forum to discuss the problems of the wider Eastern Mediterranean region and create a positive agenda for cooperation among the participants.