The 55th session of the Munich Conference on Security, one of the most important annual international gatherings dealing with security policies worldwide, started on Friday evening with the participation of dozens of leaders and dignitaries.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with 35 heads of state and government, 80 ministers of defense and foreign affairs and 600 security policy experts around the world, described the session as the largest and most important since the Munich Security Conference was established. Of 50 years.
The two-day conference, which includes dozens of events, includes discussions among leading government leaders, led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, US Vice President Mike Bens and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and is expected to discuss growing instability at the global level.
The president of the Munich Conference on Security Policy, Wolfgang Ischinger, called on everyone to listen to the voice of reason to provide the political will to resolve conflicts both in Europe and the rest of the world, expressing concern about the decline of confidence and fueling conflicts.
At the opening of the 55th session of the Munich Conference on Security Policy, Ischinger pointed to a change of power as the free liberal world is on the edge of the abyss, calling on leaders to take greater responsibility for undermining the foundations of institutions built over decades and about conflicts leading to the collapse of the regime Free.
Earlier, Ischinger said there was a new era of competition for superpowers between the United States, China and Russia, accompanied by a void of leadership in what became known as the international liberal system.
“The Munich Security Conference is a place where ideas can be tested, alliances formed and preparations are being made to move forward with peace processes or to start engaging,” Ischinger, who served as Germany’s ambassador to the United States, said in a report on the conference. In peace efforts.
Ischinger has been chairing the conference for years, overseeing dozens of closed meetings between delegations, no less important than the public policy ceremonies in major hotel halls, and such meetings have made the conference first and foremost a forum for decision-making.
This year is marked by the participation of the largest US delegation ever, including Vice President Mike Bens, Foreign Secretary Mike Pompeo, Defense Minister Patrick Shanahan and Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, which raises the hope that Washington is looking for ways beyond the Twitter diplomacy launched by President Donald Trump.
The Munich Security Conference of 2019 issued a report this week in which he stressed that the world is in crisis, and that the United States, further deterioration of things. However, at least one of the major sources of instability is clear.
President Trump’s administration in Washington has shown little interest in adhering to international conventions, and his tweets have been openly questioned in institutions such as NATO and the United Nations. Worse still, the United States under the leadership of President Trump, Trump seems ready to give up its leading role in what is still known as the free world.