As in previous years, from 28 to 30 April 2010 the Federal Foreign Office is again hosting a conference on security policy in cooperation with the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (GCMC). The theme of this year’s conference is European Security Dialogue and Arms Control.
The aim of the joint conference at the Federal Foreign Office is to highlight the significance of conventional arms control and its relation to broader European security issues, as well as to provide momentum for the ongoing discussion. At the conference, high-level participants from international organizations, representatives of various governments and parliaments in the Euro-Atlantic area, as well as academics have the opportunity to discuss the potential of the European security dialogue and the future of conventional arms control in Europe.
On Wednesday morning (28 April) Werner Hoyer, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office, will open the conference with a keynote speech at 11:40 a.m. The speech is open to the press.