Secretary addresses 'VII Moscow Conference on International
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
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.