IV Moscow Conference on International Security starts working today
The IV Moscow Conference on International Security will take place on April 16-17.
Representatives of Military departments of more than 70 countries, experts and academicians as well as delegates from 6 international organizations will participate in the forum.
In the course of the Conference questions of global security will be discussed. The Russian Minister of Defence General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov and the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces – First Deputy Defence Minister of Russia Valery Gerasimov will give speeches at the plenary session of the Conference concerning key threats to the global security and possible ways of international cooperation in this field.
The plenary session will also include speeches of the Minister of Defence of the People’s Republic of China Colonel-General Chang Wanquan, the Minister of National Defence of Greece Panos Kammenos, the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Belarus Major-General Andrei Ravkov, the Minister of Defence of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Khawaja Muhammad Asif, the Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics of the Islamic Republic of Iran Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan, the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans of the South Africa Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Indonesia Ryamizard Ryacudu, the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Serbia Bratislav Gasic, the Minister of the People’s Armed Forces of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Hyon Yong-chol, the Minister of Defence of Mongolia Tserendash Tsolmon, the Minister of State for Defence of India Rao Inderjit Singh.
Within the discussion panels prospects of the international cooperation in the counterterrorism will be discussed. Particular attention will be attached to the issues concerning the situation in Afghanistan taking into consideration the withdrawal of International Security Assistance Forces as well as countermeasures against the terrorist organization “Islamic state”.
The second discussion will include issues concerning the role of political and military instruments in maintaining global and regional stability. The participants will consider which of the treaties and agreements have lost their effectiveness and need modernization.
On the 16th of April the Russian Minister of Defence General of the Army Sergei Shoigu will hold over 10 bilateral meetings with his colleagues from other countries where burning issues of military and technical cooperation will be discussed.
On the 17th of April the participants will visit the Yuri Gagarin State Scientific Research-and-Testing Cosmonaut Training Center located in Star City (Moscow Region).