2 February 2013
The Munich Conference on Security Policy that kicks off in Munich later today will focus on ways to strengthen the nuclear non-proliferation regime.
According to the Voice of Russia correspondents, the participants will take up Iran’s nuclear programme, the situation around North Korea’s preparations for an underground nuclear test, as well as the situation in Syria and Mali.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will address the conference to set forth Moscow’s stance on international security problems, including the ways to settle the Middle East and North Africa crises.
Lavrov has been scheduled to meet the US Vice President Joseph Biden and the UN and Arab Leaguer special envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi.
Russia’s Lavrov to attend 2013 Munich Security Conference
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will take part in the 49th Security Conference in Munich, ministry’s spokesman Alexander Lukashevich has said.
Mr. Lukashevich pointed out it’s become traditional for the Russian foreign chief to visit the Munich security forum.
This year, he is going to advocate the idea of an integral security zone within the Euro-Atlantic space. The minister is also planning to hold several bilateral talks.
The security panel will run from 1-3 February in the capital of Bavaria in southern Germany.
Voice of Russia, TASS