2015 Halifax International Security Forum Comes to a Close
November 22, 2015

November 22, 2015

Halifax, Nova Scotia – President of the Halifax International Security Forum, Peter Van Praagh, was joined by Canadian Minister of National Defence, The Hon. Harjit Sajjan, to officially close the 7th annual Forum this afternoon in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

“I thank Minister Harjit Sajjan and all of our panelists and participants for their important contributions to this year’s Forum. The Halifax International Security Forum is indispensable – especially in the face of the attack on Paris,” said Peter Van Praagh. “We offer an opportunity for defense leaders from around the world to come together in thoughtful and provocative discussions about our shared interests in promoting global security and democracy.”

Participants at the 2015 Halifax International Security Forum tackled a wide range of issues, from taking the fight to Daesh on the ground and on the web, to China’s growing military aggression, and the need for the world to accept its collective responsibility to welcome refugees fleeing conflict zones.

“This weekend we explored every problem set, we shared new and innovative ideas, and – most importantly – we established and renewed productive relationships,” said Minister Sajjan. “As a result, I think we are all better equipped to deal with the challenges of tomorrow.”

Halifax International Security Forum is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Washington, DC. The Forum is made possible by the generous support of its partners, including the Government of Canada’s Department of National Defence and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

For more information, please contact:

Robin MacLachlan, Communications Team Lead, Halifax International Security Forum, 613-294-6128 or


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