First held in 2012 by the Russia's Ministry of Defense, the annual MCIS attracts the participation of defense ministers and military experts from different countries and prestigious international organizations. The conference serves as a forum for participants to discuss global security issues which affect peace and stability in the region and the world as well as to recommend approaches to deal with the problems.

This year, more than 1,000 delegates, including 30 defense ministers from 111 countries and international organizations joined the event. The conference discussed approaches to help the Syrian and Iraqi peoples resume their normal lives after defeating terrorist groups.

Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang at the event

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed belief that MCIS would unite countries in fighting terrorism and extremism, dealing with regional conflicts, and ensuring global security.

Addressing the closing ceremony, the Russian Deputy Minister of Defense briefed the outcomes of the conference’s four plenary sessions which focused on contemporary global and regional security challenges and threats, new approaches to the problems, military cooperation, as well as regional issues of the Asian, African and Latin American civilizations.

MCIS-8 also featured four special sessions, namely “Color revolutions: Common and specific features,” “Anti-missile defense and deployment of weapons in the space,” “North Africa: Terrorism and illegal migration,” and “Recovery and development in Syria and Iraq and the return of refugees.”

The Vietnamese delegation attended all sessions of the conference.

After the ceremony, the Vietnamese delegation left Moscow for Vietnam.

Translated by Song Anh