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Program of the VII Moscow Conference on International Security

/  TUESDAY, APRIL 3

13:00-19:00 Arrival of participants, hotel check-in

14:00-15:00 Lunch at the Lobby Restaurant

15:00          Conference Registration

19:00-20:30 Welcome cocktail hosted by the Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Alexander Fomin

/ WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

08:00-09:15 Conference Registration

09:30-10:30 Opening of the Conference:

  • Welcome address by the leadership of the Russian Federation
  • Opening Statement by the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Army General Sergey Shoygu
  • Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov
  • Statement by the Director of Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation Army General Alexander Bortnikov
  • Welcome address by the leadership of the United Nations

10:30-12:00 Plenary session:

Defeat of ISIL in Syria: outcomes and prospects for peace in the region 

  • Russian ASF in Syria: operation review and outcomes
  • Embarking on a political settlement process in Syria
  • Exodus of insurgents from Iraq and Syria, «export» of terrorist threat to other regions
  • Lessons of effort consolidation against ISIL: international cooperation against terrorism
  • Prospects for stabilization in the region

12:00-12:30 Coffee break

12:30-14:00 Plenary session:

Global security in polycentric world

  • Traditional and emerging security challenges
  • Role of the UN and other international entities in addressing global security challenges
  • Evolution of the US doctrinal security instruments
  • Situation in the Korean Peninsula in context of global security
  • Potential for military-to-military engagements

14:00-15:00 Lunch

15:00-16:30 Plenary session:

European Security: cooperation or confrontation?

  • Build-up of military activity in the region
  • New politico-military reality in Europe: common security space or return to confrontation
  • Role of the OSCE and other European organizations in conflict prevention and de-escalation of tensions
  • Confidence and transparency measures in military activities 
  • Future of conventional arms control in Europe

16:30-16:40 Coffee break

16:40-17:00 Briefing by the President, International Committee of the Red Cross P. Maurer: «Humanitarian Situation in the Middle East»

17:00-17:15 Coffee break

17:15-18:45 Discussion:

Regional security in the Middle East and North Africa. Post-conflict reconstruction 

  • De-escalation zones and the effectiveness of ceasefire
  • Achieving all-national consensus, reconciliation of warring parties
  • Humanitarian assistance and mine action: factors of the return to peaceful living
  • Conflicts in the region: Yemen, Palestine, Libya

“Soft power” as a tool to pursue military-political objectives

  • How feasible is a balance of “soft power” and military power in modern environment?
  • Role of “soft power” in high-tech warfare. Information and cyber-space as a new battlefield. Dangers and threats of a new reality
  • “Soft power” and state sovereignty
  • “Soft power”: a tool for intervention or cooperation in modern world?

19:15-20:30 Dinner hosted by the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Army General Sergey Shoygu

 

/ THURSDAY, APRIL 5 

9:30-10:00 Opening of the second Conference day:

  • Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov
  • Statement by the Director of the Federal Service of National Guard Troops of the Russian Federation — Commander of the National Guard Troops of the Russian Federation Army General Viktor Zolotov
  • Statement by the State Secretary — Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Igor Zubov

10:00-11:30 Plenary session:

Asia: regional security aspects

  • Asia — territory of rapid development or excessive conflict potential growth
  • Multilateral engagements in the AP — collective response to emerging challenges and threats
  • Situation in the Korean Peninsula: implications for regional security
  • Growing factor of military force in the region 

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-13:40 Plenary session:

Regional specifics of defence agencies’ response to national threats and challenges

  • Regional aspects of conflict prevention in Central Asia, Africa and Latin America 
  • Disaster response: role of the military
  • Military-to-military engagements to foster regional security

13:30-13:45 Conference closing remarks

14.00-16.30 Lunch 

Departure of conference participants

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