The message reads, in part:
“For the eighth time the Russian capital city brings together heads of defence agencies, representatives of the supreme command of the armed forces, heads of international organisations and leading experts from different countries to discuss the most acute problems and challenges that the international community is facing.
The high interest in the forum is confident proof of its status as a respected and widely recognised international discussion platform in the field of security.
The Moscow Conference is traditionally distinguished by its influential participants, a meaningful exchange of views and a wide range of issues discussed. This year, your focus will be on a number of highly relevant current issues, including assistance in restoring and normalising life in Syria and Iraq after the defeat of terrorist groups, as well as development prospects for Africa and the Middle East.
I am confident that this conference will be held in a constructive manner, will serve as a weighty contribution to the consolidation of efforts in the fight against terrorism and extremism, in resolving regional conflicts and ensuring global security, and in carrying out highly relevant peacekeeping missions.”