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    Contemporary World Order Experiences Critical Crisis

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    The Munich Security Conference chairman Wolfgang Ischinger said that the international community needs "greater solidarity, integration and cooperation."

    MUNICH (Sputnik) — Today's international relations experience dramatic crisis, the worst since World War II, the Munich Security Conference chairman Wolfgang Ischinger said Friday.

    "The world order is in the worst state since the end of World War II…. The crisis goes beyond the boundaries of nation-states, the war in Syria that has spread to the entire region and has led to large-scale migration crisis, is an example of this trend," Ischinger said at the opening of the conference taking place on February 12-14.

    U.S. Foreign Secretary John Kerry (centre, 2L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (centre, L) attend the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, Germany, February 11, 2016, together with members of the Syrian opposition and other officials
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    The German diplomat added that the international community needs "greater solidarity, integration and cooperation."

    The MSC is an international, nongovernmental, independent forum for discussing major security issues. Founded in 1962 to facilitate consultations between NATO member countries, it now involves representatives from Central and Eastern Europe, South Asia, and the Middle East, as well as former Soviet states.

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