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Experts from 59 countries to discuss security challenges at Xiangshan forum in China

October 11, 2016, 4:52 UTC+3 BEIJING

The Russian delegation to the forum is led by Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov

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BEIJING, October 11. /TASS/. The 7th Xiangshan Forum on security has started in the Chinese capital on Tuesday. The participants in the forum will discuss the most pressing problems, global situation, challenges to global security, as well as prospects for international cooperation in this sphere.

The motto of the event this year is "construction of a new type of international cooperation through dialogue and interaction in the sphere of security." Discussions at the forum will be devoted to four main topics - role of armed forces in global governance, responding to new security challenges in the Asia-Pacific through cooperation, international in the sphere of security in the sea, and international terrorist threats and countering them.

According to organizers, over 500 high-ranking delegates from defense and other ministries and structures, scientists and experts from 59 countries and regions of the world, as well as representatives of international organizations, will hold several discussions, roundtables and other events on issues of ensuring security and stability in the modern world.

The Russian delegation to the forum is led by Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov.

The Xiangshan forum is organized by the Chinese Defense Ministry, Academy of Military Science and Institute for International Strategic Studies. The first forum was held in 2006. It was then held once in two years. The forum has been held annually since 2015. The forum will end on October 12.

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