On February 19-20, 2018, the Valdai Discussion Club in partnership with the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences held a conference, titled “Russia in the Middle East: Playing on All Fields.” The conference took place in the format of an expert dialogue with the participation of well-known politicians, diplomats, experts and public figures from more than 30 countries.
Working languages: Russian, English, Arabic.
The participants will discuss the following issues:
Is it possible to strengthen statehood in the midst of unresolved conflicts?
How can Russia and other states as well as non-state actors help reduce antagonism at the major flashpoints (Iran-Saudi Arabia, Iran-Israel, Israel-Palestine, Tobruk-Tripoli)?
What joint international projects can be offered to the region’s countries (use of water resources, preventing desertification, building supply lines, etc.)?
Read more about the session in the Programme of the conference.
Video from all the sessions: