Annual meeting of the International discussion club “Valdai” opened in Sochi

SOCHI, October 20. /Corr. Artem Tokarev/. Annual, XII meeting of the International discussion club “Valdai” was opened in Sochi. The meeting theme this year is “War and peace: man, the state and the threat of conflict.”

“This year’s theme follows naturally from the topic that we had on the big Valdai conference “the New world order: playing by the rules or game without rules”. And our discussion today is logically, philosophically, content continues those topics that were started last year”, – said at the opening ceremony of the meeting, the Chairman of the Board of the Fund of development and support of the club “Valdai” Andrey Bystritsky.

International discussion club “Valdai” was created in 2004. Over the years, attended by over 900 representatives of the international scientific community from 62 countries. As part of the annual meeting, the participants traditionally meet with the President of Russia and other senior officials of the country.

This year the meeting is attended by about 130 experts, including nearly 90 experts from abroad.