Moscow Conference on International Security to highlight global, regional issues

Representatives of about 80 foreign defense ministries have been invited to the Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS) on April 16-17, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said.

Representatives of about 80 foreign defense ministries have been invited to the Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS) on April 16-17, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said.

"The Fourth Moscow Conference on International Security, an event annually organized by the Russian Defense Ministry, will take place on April 16-17. Defense ministers and delegations of defense agencies from 79 states, heads of international organizations, Russian officials, experts and academicians have been invited to the forum," Antonov said.

Russian Defense Minister Gen. of the Army Sergei Shoigu and Russian General Staff Chief Gen. of the Army Valery Gerasimov will speak at the plenary meeting of the conference to present their opinion on key threats to global security and possible cooperation areas.

Panel discussions will center on international military cooperation in the fight against terrorism and the role of military-political instruments in the provision of regional and global stability, Antonov said.

The Moscow Conference on International Security is an acknowledged and authoritative forum, a platform for the discussion of essential international security matters, he said.

"Forum delegates traditionally highlight the most important global and regional security affairs. Constructive debates promote better understanding of the position of various countries and help map out prospective areas of international military cooperation," Antonov said.

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