00:07 GMT +316 November 2019
Listen Live
    World

    Ivanov to focus on WMD non-proliferation in Munich

    World
    Get short URL
    0 01
    Subscribe

    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov will focus on weapons of mass destruction during his Saturday speech at the 46th Munich Security Conference.

    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov will focus on weapons of mass destruction during his Saturday speech at the 46th Munich Security Conference, his secretariat said.

    On Sunday the Russian official will participate in a discussion on Afghanistan.

    According to the conference's program, Ivanov will deliver his speech on the second day of the conference. Russian and German top diplomats will also be the first to speak on Saturday.

    Earlier Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will take part in Saturday's discussions on Russia's initiative on a European security treaty. 

    Nesterenko said Russia expects to discuss its draft pan-European security treaty with conference participants. However, so far, the West has been lukewarm toward the idea. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen rebuffed President Dmitry Medvedev's project, saying it was not necessary.

    The Munich conference is a discussion site traditionally attended by top representatives of several countries.

    Russia has attended the annual conference for more than 10 years. Then Russian president Vladimir Putin made a speech during the 2007 conference, which experts later called "a statement on Russia's return to the international stage," assessing it as a turn in Russia's foreign policy.

    MUNICH, February 6 (RIA Novosti)

    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik