In line with the principles of the Warsaw Ministerial, countries from around the world collaborate with Poland and the United States to bring security to the Middle East and to enhance regional cooperation.
On 13-14 February 2019, Poland and the United States jointly held the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East. Over 60 delegations took part in the constructive dialogue, including the representatives of Arab states and Israel.
The ministerial was an opportunity for countries located in the region and beyond to share their own perspective on current regional crises, as well as international efforts to address them. At the conclusion of the meeting, Poland and the United States announced the creation of seven working groups. The groups are tasked with continuing work on the following issues:
- countering terrorism and illicit finance,
- missile non-proliferation,
- maritime and aviation security,
- energy security,
- humanitarian issues and refugees,
- human rights.
The working groups will provide a forum for discussion and cooperation at an expert level for countries involved in the Warsaw Process, under joint leadership of Poland and the United States. The results of the working groups’ efforts will be recommendations identifying possible ways to improve the security situation in the Middle East.
MaterialsCo-chairs’ Statement on the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East
Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East - photo album, day 1
Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East - photo album, day 2