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Welcome address of Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation General of the Army Sergei Shoigu

On 23-25 of April 2019 the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation is organizing the annual Moscow Conference on International Security.

The inaugural Forum took place in Moscow back in 2012 and ever since has asserted itself as a reputable and unshackled platform channeled into discussing the most acute issues of global and regional security. Its relevance grows every year. In 2018 the Conference assembled over 850 delegates from 95 states including 30 defence ministers, 14 deputy defence ministers and chiefs of general staff, representatives of 70 research centers and non-governmental organizations.

The 2019 Conference agenda will encompass the problems of utmost significance in terms of shaping views on the international security. Separate plenary sessions will offer space to exchange views on modern military challenges and threats, including the improvement of the arms control system. Situation in the Middle East will be discussed with an emphasis on nation-wide stabilization of Syria. Subject-matter panel sessions will consider peacekeeping, military-to-military engagements, regional security in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Along with traditional plenary sessions and panel discussions we are arranging a series of «round tables» to expand meaningful views exchange among experts.

This year the forum traditionally brings together Defence Ministers, Heads of International organizations, nongovernment experts and world's think-tank representatives.

Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation
General of the Army

Sergei Shoigu

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