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Iran invited to Munich Security Conference


Source: Tehran Times

Iran has been invited to attend the 50th Munich Security Conference set for January 31-February 2. Wolfgang Ischinger, the chairman of the Munich Security Conference (MSC), has called upon Iran to dispatch a high-profile representative to the international meeting, Press TV reported.

Ischinger said on Friday that an invitation has been delivered to the Islamic Republic, adding that he expects either Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif or even a higher ranking official to attend the conference.

Each year the conference brings together about 350 senior figures from more than 70 countries around the world to engage in an intensive debate on current and future security challenges.

The intention of the conference is to address the topical main security issues and debate and analyze the main security challenges in the present and future in line with the concept of networked security.

High-ranking decision-makers in foreign and security policy, business sector activists, as well as civil society representatives will participate in the conference.

The 49th Munich Security Conference, which ran from February 1 to 3, 2013, featured talks regarding the ongoing crisis in Syria.

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