WASHINGTON – Next month, U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), a senior member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services, Foreign Relations and Appropriations Committees, intend to lead a bipartisan congressional delegation to participate in the 15th annual Halifax International Security Forum. Risch and Shaheen will be joined by U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.), as well as additional members of Congress and hundreds of national security leaders from around the world to discuss strategic cooperation on common global security goals.
“The Halifax International Security Forum always provides a unique opportunity for members of the U.S. Senate to engage with leaders and experts from Europe, Asia, and Canada on today’s most pressing international security issues. This year, I am proud to once again lead a bipartisan Senate delegation to the conference with Senator Shaheen,” said Risch. “With the new attacks on Israel, the ongoing war in Ukraine, and China’s increasingly aggressive actions in the Indo-Pacific, there is no shortage of issues for us to discuss this year. I look forward to seeing everyone next month.”
“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 on challenges ranging from Putin’s war in Ukraine, the recent terror attacks on our ally Israel and the PRC’s increasing aggression and economic coercion,” 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 to make progress on key issues and shared priorities, and I look forward to this year’s forum getting underway next month.”
Lawmakers will participate in conversations on U.S. leadership and coordination with allies and partners to address the multi-front war on freedom and democracy, along with the global economic, security and political ramifications conflicts provoked by authoritarian governments have on the United States. Risch and Shaheen have led a bipartisan delegation to the Halifax International Security Forum for the past 5 years. This year, Risch and Shaheen will lead the Friday plenary session opening the forum on sustaining global support for Ukraine.
Additional information on the 2023 Halifax International Security Forum can be found here. Details on panels, plenaries and streaming options will be made available in the coming weeks.