President Thaçi travels to Belarus, attends the Minsk Security ConferencePrishtina, October 30th 2018 – President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, upon an invitation from Wolfgang Ischinger, head of the Munich Security Conference, travelled today to Minsk, Belarus, where he will be attending the MSC Core Group meeting, an high level event which brings together main regional actors, heads of state and of international organisations, ministers, MP’s, NGO leaders and journalists, in order to discuss the regional and global security issues.
President Thaçi will also attend the reception laid by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Belarus, Peter Dettmar and the Conference chief, Wolfgang Ischinger, as hosts of the conference.
On Wednesday, President Thaaci is expected to address a panel together with the Prime Minister of Serbia, Ana Brnabic, moderated by former Ambassador Ischinger and which will be opened by the Belarus Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vladimir Makei.
Among the attendants of the Munich Security Conference in Minsk will also be the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, Prime Minister of Belarus, Sergei Rumas, President of Armenia Armen Sakrissian, Prime Minister of Moldavia, Pavel Filip, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Jacek Czaputowicz, Foreign Affairs Minister of Macedonia, Nikola Dimitrov, Foreign and European Affairs minister of Slovakia, Miroslav Lajcák, Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister of the Russian Federation, Alexander Grushko, Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister of Georgia, Lasha Darsalia, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Ministry of Defence of Federal Republic of Germany, Thomas Silber horn, former first Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister of Ukraine, Ambassador Oleksandr Chalyi, CDU/CSU Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman of the German Bundestag, Norbert Röttgen, First Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Federal Council of the Parliament of the Russian Federation, Sergey Kislyak, Former French Europe Minister, Pierre Lellouche, Former National Security Adviser of the US President and former NATO Supreme Commander-Europe, James L. Jones, former NATO Deputy Vice Secretary, Alexander Vershbow, Secretary General of the Organisation for Cooperation and Security in Europe (OSCE), Thomas Greminger, member of the European Union Affairs Committee of the FDP parliamentary group at the German Bundestag, Michael Georg Link, President and the Executive Head of the U.S –Russia Foundation, Celeste Wallander, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, Andrei V. Kortunov, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, Lassina Zerbo, and many others,
President Thaçi will also be talking on the endeavours to build sustainable peace and to strengthen the Euro-Atlantic perspective of Kosovo and of the region.
Other issues which will be discussed at the Minsk, Belarus, MSC Core Group meeting are also energy security, transnational security, intelligence, Minsk Process East-West relations, arms control and trust building as well as regional conflicts.