Host of the Forum and President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Jüri Ratas said: “Cross-border cooperation is essential for achieving the 3SI objectives.”
The Three Seas Parliamentary Forum will be attended by the Speakers of the Parliaments of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovenia. Member of the United States House of Representatives Adam Kinzinger and Head of the Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund Origination Joe Philipsz will be keynote speakers. The event will be moderated by Estonian journalist Neeme Raud.
The Three Seas Initiative cooperation format was launched at the presidential level in 2016 as a platform to provide political support for accelerating economic development as well as for enhancing intra-regional and cross-border cooperation and connectivity among 12 EU member states between the Baltic Sea, the Adriatic Sea and the Black Sea. The United States, Germany, and the European Commission are the strategic partners of the 3SI.
The initiative promotes cooperation for the development of infrastructure in the energy, transport, and digital sectors, contributing to economic growth and energy security, as well as to boosting cohesion and unity in Europe.