The message reads, in part:
“This is the third year that the Yevgeny Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations is holding this forum with the support of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. I can state with confidence that the Primakov Readings have become one of the most respected and interesting international platforms for foreign policy discussions. This year, Moscow once again welcomes prominent experts and academics, politicians and diplomats, journalists and writers from various countries.
Interest in the rich intellectual heritage of Dr Primakov is obviously not waning, due to the fact that many of his assessments and forecasts of international development have been confirmed and continue to be confirmed by reality. As timely as ever is his idea that dialogue is most needed in times of difficult turns in global affairs and increased turbulence; instead of disrupting it, we need to intensify cooperation with our partners, to seek common ground and compromise.
This is what you do during the forum – conduct an expert study of proposals and recommendations on possible options for solving acute global and regional problems. This year’s event is devoted to the Risks of an Unstable World Order, a topic that covers a wide range of issues related to the crisis in the modern system of international relations, systematic violations of the UN Charter and the basic principles of interstate communication, the expansion of illegal sanctioning practices, and the growing protectionism and disintegration in the world economy.”
Yevgeny Primakov, a Soviet and Russian statesman, was one of the leading Russian orientalists, a major expert in world economics and international relations. He served as Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, and Foreign Intelligence Service Chief.