Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders is attending the annual Munich Security Conference from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 February. At this year’s 51st edition of the conference, politicians, academics, journalists and other writers, and representatives of the armed forces, business and civil society are meeting to hold high-level discussions on the latest international security-related issues.
The subjects on the agenda include the situation in Ukraine, the fight against ISIS, European defence cooperation and the rise of hybrid warfare. Mr Koenders will take part in both plenary sessions and breakout sessions. There will also be separate meetings with fellow ministers and other leading security officials.
At a dinner hosted by the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, the Minister will talk about the Global Conference on Cyberspace 2015, being organised by the Netherlands in The Hague on 16 and 17 April. Mr Koenders will host and chair this international event, at which representatives of more than 100 governments, companies and civil society organisations will meet to discuss the future of the internet and associated dilemmas.