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On August 29, 2022, with the assistance of The Shaikh Group political consultancy, the ordinary virtual expert meeting on security issues in the regions of the Middle East and North Africa took place.

On August 29, 2022, with the assistance of The Shaikh Group political consultancy, the ordinary virtual expert meeting on security issues in the regions of the Middle East and North Africa took place.

Experts from Russia, the USA, a number of European countries, China, and India took part in the discussion. The discussion focused on topical security issues in the Middle East region, including a wide range of maritime security issues in the Gulf region: from technical confidence-building measures (such as contacts between the military, the exchange of information on military activity, and standard measures to prevent unintentional incidents at sea and in the air), to creation of a full-fledged system of collective security in the region.

Russian side at the meeting was represented by Irina Zvyagelskaya, Head of the Center for the Middle East Studies of the IMEMO RAS, Professor of the Department of Oriental Studies at MGIMO MFA, Senior Researcher at the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies at RAS Institute of Oriental Studies, RIAC Member; Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General; and RIAC Expert Elena Suponina.

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