Field meeting of the Munich security conference will begin on Tuesday in Vienna and will last for two days.
Participants intend to discuss the current challenges to European security in the context of a 40-year-old and 25-year anniversaries of the Helsinki Final act and the Paris Charter - the basic documents of the OSCE. As stated in the press service of the Munich conference, key topics of the meeting will be the Ukrainian crisis, the future of relations with Russia and the current problems of energy security in the European Union.
"The Ukrainian crisis has clearly demonstrated that the European security architecture is dysfunctional. A very long time, the West has lived with the illusion that Europe through a series of treaties, agreements and institutions will be resistant to the crisis ", - said the head of the Munich security conference Wolfgang Ischinger.
The Munich conference was founded in 1962 As the " meeting of the commissioners of military departments of the countries-members of NATO, now is an international forum gathering of politicians, diplomats, the military, business, scientific and public figures from more than 40 countries in the world. Also in 2009 the annual offsite meetings in a more narrow format. The last such meeting was held in October 2014 in the Indian capital new Delhi. The next meeting of the Group will be held in 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
at the meeting in Vienna will involve former and current politicians and the members of the brotherhood. Among the announced participants include the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, foreign Minister of Austria Sebastian Kurz, the head of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Minister of foreign Affairs of Serbia and acting head of the OSCE Ivica Dacic, special assistant to the President and member of the Council of national security for Russia and Central Asia Celeste Wallander and most others.
Russia traditionally participates in the meetings of the Munich Symposium on high level. In February of the current year in Moscow Munich showed foreign Minister S. Lavrov In.. At a visiting session in Vienna from Russia will participate Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Alexey Meshkov.
After the session of the Munich conference on Wednesday held a meeting of the "Group of eminent persons on European security - the" group of sages ", which for the first time gathered on the sidelines of the Munich security conference in February this year. The work of the authority is designed to help constructive dialogue on security issues, as well as to restore confidence in the Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian regions and the strengthening of OSCE commitments.
the composition of this Group included fifteen people, Among them a member of the Council on human rights (HRC) of the Russian Federation Sergey Karaganov, the former President of Latvia Vaira Vike-Freiberga, former Minister of foreign Affairs of Italy Emma Bonino, the French diplomat Jean-Marie Guehenno, a former Georgian foreign Minister Sergei Kapanadze and ex-foreign Minister of Poland Adam Rotfeld.
As stated in the press service of the Munich conference, the Group of wise persons " under the head of the conference, Wolfgang Ischinger will gather in Vienna for discussion of interim recommendations for strengthening the OSCE and the formation of more resistant to the crisis of the European security system.