Larijani in Sochi for ‘Valdai’ meeting

Tehran, Oct 21, IRNA – Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani left Tehran on Wednesday for the Russian city of Sochi which is hosting the 12th annual meeting for states engaged in peace and conflict situation.
He is accompanied by Deputy Foreign Ministry for Consular and Parliamentary Affairs Hassan Qashqavi during the one-day trip.

Sochi is hosting the first day of the Annual Meeting of the International Debating Club ‘Valdai’. This year the forum is titled “War and Peace. The Individual and the State. The Threat of Large Conflict in the 21st Century’.

The Valdai International Discussion Club is a meeting of international experts focused on Russia and its role in the world. Based on its work, the non-profit Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club was established in 2011 to conduct research and outreach work, and lead regional and general programs.

The meeting is taking place from October 19th to 22nd 2015, with the participation of nearly 130 people.

According to the chairman of the board of the Development Fund and Support for the International Debating Club ‘Valdai’, Andrei Bystritsky ‘129 people are expected to participate, including 88 foreigners and 41 from the Russian side’.

Sochi is a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the Black Sea coast near the border between Georgia, Abkhazia and Russia.