Nusrat Ghani, MP for Wealden, has represented the United Kingdom at the Spring Meeting of NATO Parliamentary Assembly and presented her new report on scientific and technological (S&T) cooperation with countries in the Asia-Pacific to international colleagues.
Nusrat was appointed Member of the UK delegation to NATO Parliamentary Assembly in autumn last year and selected as Member and Rapporteur of its Science and Technology committee. Over the past few months, she has been working on a new report focusing on the Alliance’s vulnerabilities in areas such as cybersecurity and maritime technology, and the importance of its cooperation with Asian partners, especially in light of the continuously rising aggressivity from China and Russia.
The new report, which explores further opportunities for partnership with Japan, Republic of Korea and Singapore, has been considered by the Science and Technology Committee and will be presented to the whole Assembly later in the year.
Nusrat Ghani said: “NATO is the cornerstone of UK’s defence and security. I am proud to be representing the UK’s concerns and priorities regarding security at an international stage and to have the opportunity to present my new report to my international colleagues. We are extremely lucky that Wealden is a great, safe place to live, but unfortunately, we are not immune from international hostilities.
The Asia-Pacific has become a strategic centre of gravity in the international system and is emerging as a global science and technology hub. As the pace of technological change intensifies, and with threats from Russia and China constantly looming, the Alliance must work closely with its Asian partners and strengthen its cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.”
You can read the Preliminary Draft here.