Who's joining us for the 52nd Munich Security Conference?
The war in Syria, the refugee catastrophe and the crisis of the European security order are among the key topics on the agenda of the 52nd edition of the Munich Security Conference, which will take place under the chairmanship of Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger from 12 to 14 February in the Bavarian capital.
23 heads of state and government as well as dozens of foreign and defense minister have already confirmed their participation. These include King Abdullah II of Jordan, the Polish President Andrzej Duda, the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian colleague Sergey Lavrov, the British Defense Minister Michael Fallon and as representatives of the German government Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the Head of the Federal Chancellory Peter Altmaier, and the Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Müller.
Together with her French colleague Jean-Yves Le Drian, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen will open the conference at 3pm on 12 February. In Munich, the French government will also be represented by Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
The conference will close at around 1pm on 14 February. A precise agenda with more information on topics and participants will be published here shortly.