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Russian and Iranian officials not invited to Munich Security Conference

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Author: Daria Shekina

Organizers of the Munich Security Conference, which will take place from February 16 to 18, did not invite Russian and Iranian officials to the event, states Christoph Heusgen, head of the Munich Security Conference.

According to him, representatives of the Iranian and Russian authorities were not invited as they showed no serious interest in negotiations. However, Iranian and Russian non-governmental organizations have received invitations.

He also expects the presence of senior Chinese officials. Last year, the event was attended by senior diplomat Wang Yi.

Heusgen notes that during the Munich Security Conference, they will discuss Russia's war against Ukraine and Israel's operation in Gaza.

He also expresses hope that participants will address conflicts that receive less attention but cause serious humanitarian crises, such as the 10-month war in Sudan, which has forced millions of people to flee their homes.

Munich Security Conference

This year's Munich Security Conference will take place from February 16 to 18.

It is an annual international conference held in Munich. During the conference, policymakers, military officials, business representatives, non-governmental organizations, and security experts discuss current security issues. They do not adhere to diplomatic and protocol requirements.

The event is the world's largest conference dedicated to security issues.

Earlier, the media reported that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy would travel to Germany to attend the Munich Security Conference.