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    The chairman of the Conference on Security Policy Wolfgang Ischinger addresses the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, February 12, 2016.

    Munich Security Conference Chairman Closes Session

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    The chairman of the Munich Security Conference closed Sunday its 52nd session, inviting the participants to attend the next event, which will be held on February 10-12, 2017.

    MUNICH (Sputnik) – The Munich Security Conference is an international, nongovernmental, independent conference 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.

    This year’s MSC took place on February 12-14. The 2016 conference focused on conflict prevention as well as the revision of arrangements dealing with this issue. The ongoing refugee crisis, prosperity prospects, as well as persisting problems in several states were also high on the agenda.

    "We are facing multiple failures of conflict resolution, conflict prevention, we dealing worth unpredictable instabilities, we are dealing with the record number of refugees, diametrically opposed narratives, and we are certainly dealing with inadequate functionalities both at local and regional level of governments," Wolfgang Ischinger said closing the conference.

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