In a context of a global crisis, linked in particular to the Covid-19 pandemic, representatives of governments and organizations are meeting in Moscow to discuss the future of international order and security issues.
Wednesday 23 June
“Since its founding, the United Nations has remained the basis of the system of international relations. the main mission of this recognized and authoritative organization is to avoid a new world conflict. It is under his aegis that the new rules of the game must be drawn up. Any other path leads to chaos and unpredictability, ”continues Vladimir Poutine.
The Russian president began this conference with a bitter observation: “Unfortunately the disturbances in geopolitical processes are only increasing, despite certain distinct positive signals. We see the continued degradation of international law, and attempts to use force to impose one’s interests and strengthen one’s security at the expense of that of others. ”
Russian President Vladimir Putin begins his address at the opening of the Moscow Conference on International Security.
Tuesday 22 June
On June 23, Vladimir Putin, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Director of Russian Security Services (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov participate in the inauguration of the 9th edition of the conference of Moscow on international security. The forum’s agenda includes current security threats and challenges in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, cybersecurity, pandemic, military and technical cooperation.
The ninth edition of the Moscow Conference on International Security opens in the Russian capital on June 23. Ministers, representatives of international organizations, experts and members of think tanks will meet in Russia to address the various issues related to international security and defense policies.
Like many other international summits, the Moscow Conference on International Security is taking place this year in a particular health context. “The Covid-19 pandemic that has hit the world has caused significant changes in the system of international contacts, reinforcing many of the existing contradictions. We are witnessing the way in which a new world order is being formed and new forms of interaction in the field of security, ”the Russian Defense Ministry explained in a press release presenting the meeting.
If this conference had been canceled last year due to restrictions linked to Covid-19, the prospect of a gradual victory over the virus, in particular made possible by vaccination, allows this year to put the dialogue between different countries and international security issues.