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Secretary addresses 'VII Moscow Conference on International Security'

Secretary addresses 'VII Moscow Conference on International Security'

[April 08 2018]


The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne PC was among the eminent panel of speakers at the 'VII Moscow Conference on International Security' (MCIS). The international conference was held at the Radisson Royal Hotel in the Russian capital, Moscow on 04th and 05th April (2018).

The Secretary's speech themed "Asia: Regional Security Aspects", was well received by the distinguished gathering. Secretary Waidyaratne spoke on some of the key security concerns in the South Asian region with an emphasis on the changing maritime security landscape of the Indian Ocean Region, against the backdrop of global security trends.

More than 850 delegates attended the international conclave held for the seventh time. The delegates include defence ministers, military heads, experts, academics and heads of international organizations. This year the talks were centered on the main topic "Middle East outlook after eradication of ISIS in Syria".

The Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation General of the Army Sergei Shoigu opened the conference. The Moscow Conference on International Security is an annual event held since 2012 under the auspices of the Russian Ministry of Defence.

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