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 discussed the following issues:
What mechanisms can the international community offer to step up the political settlement in Syria and support the transition process?
How do the major stakeholders envision their involvement in Syria’s economic recovery efforts and what might Russia’s role be?
What can be done to make refugees’ return easier during the post-conflict period and heal society?
What is the position of regional and external actors on ensuring the stability of the Syrian state after the war?
Read more about the session in the Programme of the conference.
Video from all the sessions: