MOSCOW. NOVEMBER 1, 2023. PIR PRESS. “The 120th Session of Trialogue Club International. On the podium — H.E. Sergei Ryabkov, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation. Conversation: about today’s sore and tomorrow’s multipolar. Among the guests, there are Ambassadors of Brazil, India, Argentina, Egypt, Finland, Singapore, and Mozambique; diplomats from the US, Sweden, France, Israel, Qatar, Australia, Mexico, Switzerland, and New Zealand; diplomats, business people, experts from many other countries who care about the fate of international security. To be continued,” — Dr. Vladimir Orlov, Founding President of the Trialogue Club International, Founding Director of PIR Center, Professor at MGIMO University*.
On November 1, 2023, the 120th Winter Session of the Trialogue Club International on Towards Multipolarity: Prospects for the Russian Foreign Policy took place in Moscow.
Traditionally, Dr. Vladimir Orlov, Founding President of the Trialogue Club International, Founding Director of PIR Center, Professor at MGIMO University, delivered welcoming remarks. During the speech, Dr. Orlov shared his views on the issue’s relevance to the international community, as well as presented the main news based on the educational and scientific activities of PIR Center.
H.E. Sergei Ryabkov, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, addressed the Session as a keynote speaker. Ms. Elena Chernenko, Co-Chair of the Trialogue Club International, Special Correspondent of the Kommersant Daily, Member of PIR Center Executive Board, moderated the event.
Following the main speech, the participants raised the most acute and controversial issues within the designated agenda during the traditional Q&A session and shared their comments and assessments. The agenda discussed aroused great interest among the audience; the theses announced initiated the subsequent exchange of views. In particular, the high-rank representatives of Finland, Germany, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, and Switzerland to Russia shared their opinions on the issue.
In total, about 60 people took part in the Session, more than 20 of whom are permanent members of the Trialogue Club International. Among them have been the representatives of the Military and (or) Political Representative Offices of Austria, Finland, Romania, and Switzerland, the representatives of the Embassies of Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and the US in Russia, the Regional Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Moscow, etc. The list of special guests included the representatives of the Embassies of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Egypt, Ghana, India, Israel, Mexico, Mozambique, Norway, the Philippines, Qatar, the Republic of Korea, Rwanda, the Delegation of the European Union to Russia, etc., as well as independent experts and analysts.
The meeting of the Trialogue Club International was held under Chatham House rules. Following the official part of the event, the Club members and special guests were invited to an informal reception, during which they discussed the critical issues of the international agenda in a freer format, exchanged informal assessments, and shared their views on several global and regional security issues.
*The source of the quote by Dr. Vladimir Orlov is his authorial Telegram channel Sobesednik-Na-Piru (In Russian).
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