Shaheen, Risch to Lead Congressional Delegation to 2022 Halifax International Security Forum

October 13, 2022

(Washington, DC) – Next month, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, and U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will lead a bipartisan congressional delegation to participate in the 14th annual Halifax International Security Forum. Shaheen and Risch will be joined by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), as well as hundreds of national security leaders from around the world to discuss strategic cooperation on common global security goals.

Lawmakers will participate in conversations on U.S. leadership and coordination with allies to address Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, an emboldened China and shared security challenges prioritized in President Biden’s newly released National Security Strategy. Shaheen will lead the Friday plenary session opening the forum on the U.S. and global community’s ongoing mission to provide security assistance to Ukraine.

“I’m proud to once again lead the United States’ bipartisan congressional delegation to Halifax with Senator Risch, which underscores the meaningful commitment among lawmakers in the Senate to find common ground and work together to address our most pressing national security challenges,” said Shaheen. “The Halifax International Security Forum provides a unique opportunity for lawmakers to engage directly with our allies and partners from around the world on the key issues making international headlines. It’s rare to have lawmakers, diplomats, military leadership and other influential national security figures under one roof to engage in dialogue, form bonds and hopefully, make progress on shared priorities. I look forward to this year’s forum getting underway next month.” 

“The annual Halifax International Security Forum provides an important opportunity for leaders from like-minded democracies in Europe, the Indo-Pacific, and Canada to have honest conversations and find common sense solutions to today’s biggest challenges. From Putin’s brutal war against Ukraine to China’s escalating aggression against Taiwan, there is no shortage of issues for us to discuss this year,” said Risch. “I look forward to once again leading a bipartisan Senate delegation with Senator Shaheen to this year’s forum next month.”

Additional information on the 2022 Halifax International Security Forum can be found here. Details on panels, plenaries and streaming options will be made available in the coming weeks.

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