The Russian Defense Ministry, which is organizing the eighth Moscow International Security Conference, announced that the discussions will focus on global and regional stability issues and the reconstruction of Syria.
“The separate sessions of the conference will focus on exchanging views on issues of modern military threats and threats, including the modernization of the weapons control system,” the ministry said in a statement. The situation in the Middle East, especially the question of the overall stability of the situation in Syria, will also be discussed. “
Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said the Moscow conference would include Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, Defense Minister Sergei Shweigo, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Federal Security Agency Director Alexander Portnikov and Foreign Intelligence Director Sergei Naryshkin.
The conference was held with the participation of delegations from more than 100 countries, he said, noting that the United States and NATO member states refused to participate in its work.
The Russian defense minister said earlier that it is also planned to discuss «issues of defense against missiles, peacekeeping and new positions of international military cooperation», pointing out that the conference, which lasts for three days involving the defense ministers of 35 countries.
On March 19, Syria’s ambassador to Moscow, Riad Haddad, confirmed that Damascus would participate in Moscow’s annual conference on international security with a high delegation at the level of the Ministry of Defense. According to the Russian news agency Sputnik, Haddad was quoted as saying: , Ali Abdullah Ayoub so far unknown, and you will know this in his time ».
For its part, the official IRNA news agency said that the conference will focus on the developments in the Middle East, especially the prospects for advancing settlement in Syria, and will address the prospects for establishing security and peace in the world.
“The Syrian and Iraqi files, as neighbors, will be important topics on the table and will be devoted to both public and private meetings,” Fomin said in remarks carried by Russian media. We will also discuss the issues related to the return of refugees, the creation of conditions for this, and the provision of humanitarian and material assistance to the Syrian state from the world so that the refugees will return to their homes and life will return to normal. “

Translated from Alwatan News Syria

At the “Eighth Moscow International Security Conference” and with the participation of 100 countries and the province of “NATO” … Discussions on the reconstruction of Syria and the return of refugees

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