(September 16th, 2012, 10:30 a.m., Center for Intellectual Property, UNWE, Sofia)
The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria, in cooperation with the International Institute for Security and Cooperation and with the support of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, organized a conference, entitled “11 Years after September 11th: Lessons for 11 Years Ahead”. The conference took place on September 16th, 2012 at Center for Intellectual Property, University of National and World Economy, Sofia.
Dr. Solomon Passy inaugurated the conference. He stated that there is not a single country secured from terrorist attacks. We will always be exposed to risk until global terrorism exists. According to Dr. Passy if we look in the future and take the appropriate preventive measures, we would be able to prevent such tragedies. He also said that no preliminary deadline can be settled for the investigation of the attack and the terrorists generally prefer vulnerable targets such as kindergartens, hospitals, metro stations and airports rather than military establishments. Dr. Passy declared that the next global terroristic threat will come from the space.
Among the topics discussed were the consequences of 09/11 terrorist attack, the expansion of the terrorism as a global threat, the terrorist act in Bourgas and its impact on the Republic of Bulgaria, the European Union and Israel’s security. Security and defense experts have emphasized that the global terrorism can be confronted only by cooperation among democratic countries. Regarding the security measures on Sarafovo airport, the experts noted that there hasn’t been a security breach in the airport itself, but the security outside the airport must be improved.