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On July 8–9, 2019, the 8th World Peace Forum was held in Beijing. It is one of the most representative and authoritative events on international security and strategic stability in the Asia-Pacific.

On July 8–9, 2019, the 8th World Peace Forum was held in Beijing. It is one of the most representative and authoritative events on international security and strategic stability in the Asia-Pacific.

The organizers of the Forum are traditionally Tsinghua University and the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs. The main theme of the Forum this year was “Stabilizing the World Order: Common Responsibilities, Joint Management, and Shared Benefits”. Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) has been participating in the event since 2012, since the Forum was launched. Igor Ivanov, RIAC President, made a report at the plenary session of the Forum “Geopolitics and Relations between Major Powers”.

Other speakers at the sessions included: Andrey Denisov, RIAC Member, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the People’s Republic of China; Sergey Karaganov, RIAC Member, Dean of the Department of World Economics and World Politics, Higher School of Economics; Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General; and Sergei Uyanaev, Head of «Russia - China» Center, Deputy Director of the Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences.

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