30 Jun 2020 09:58

Interfax, IMEMO to hold online session entitled 'Middle East in the Modern World: Hostage to Time' as part of Primakov Readings

The Interfax news agency will hold an online session as part of the Primakov Readings at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 2.

Subject: 'Middle East in the Modern World: Hostage to Time'

Participants: Academic Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), RAS Academician Vitaly Naumkin, Senior Fellow at the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies of the RAS Institute of Oriental Studies, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Alexander Aksenyonok, Director of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) Center for Middle East Studies Irina Zvyagelskaya

Moderator: Russian Presidential Special Representative for International Cultural Cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoi

The participants will discuss the following topics: The role of the Middle East in global politics: what can change? "Temptation through peace": opportunities and obstacles along the path toward the settlement of conflicts; the prospects for the Russian presence; old problems in light of new approaches

Journalists should receive accreditation at interfax.ru/presscenter in order to take part in the discussion.

Questions may be sent to presscenter@interfax.ru.

The deadline for accreditation and the collecting of questions is one hour before the press conference.

A broadcast link will be available at interfax.ru/presscenter.

The Primakov Readings is a new joint project of Interfax and the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) of the Russian Academy of Sciences. As part of the project, Interfax will host a number of online meetings of experts, politicians, and public figures that will address topical problems and international relations, as well as the global economy amid the crisis. The project is supported by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Gorchakov Foundation, and the Moscow World Trade Center.

The previous sessions of the Primakov Readings were held in June:

"U.S. can't afford to contain both Russia and China - experts",
"TAPI's future to remain hostage of politics for long time - experts",
"Cancellation of EU restrictions against Russia unlikely in near future - Russian diplomat",
"Russia to remain negative factor in U.S. domestic politics - Deputy FM Ryabkov".