Executive Intelligence Review


Russia To Host 9th Annual Meeting on Security Issues in Sochi

April 24, 2018 (EIRNS)—The 9th International Meeting of High Representatives for Security Issues will convene in Sochi, Russia on April 25, under the cloud of the “flagrant challenge” to the UN system by the U.S. and its allies, according to the conference’s Russian organizers. “Tensions in the world are mounting and more often a choice is made in favor of a military solution to resolve conflicts,” Alexander Venediktov, an aide to Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, told TASS. “Unfounded accusations of using chemical weapons or violating human rights have led to catastrophes in Yugoslavia, Iraq, and Libya.” These tensions and the war on terror will be discussed at the two-day Sochi security conference, Venediktov said. The conference’s two foremost issues will be: “Hotbeds of International Tensions: from Conflict to Dialogue”; and “The Evolution of International Terrorist Organizations Strategy and Tactics.”

Bilateral meetings are expected on the sidelines of the conference. Pakistani National Security Advisor Nasser Khan Janjua already met with Patrushev, in Moscow on April 23. They discussed “issues of bilateral military cooperation in information security and countering international terrorism,” TASS said. National Security Advisor to Iraqi Prime Minister Falih Alfayyadh arrived today, and met with Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov. The Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani will address the conference on the security situation, Iran’s Mehr News reported.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on April 23 that Guo Shengkun, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, will attend the conference in Sochi.