Energy and Cyber Security on the agenda in Doha

On October 28 and 29 in Doha, Qatar, the Munich Security Conference held the second of two consecutive Core Group Meetings.

More than 60 senior decision-makers and experts from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and beyond met to discuss security implications of current crisis and paths towards de-escalation. In the days prior to the gathering, another Core Group Meeting had taken place in Cairo.

With tensions rising and conflicts in areas like Syria, Yemen, and the Strait of Hormuz becoming more acute, the security situation in the Middle East continues to deteriorate. The internationalization of Middle Eastern conflicts – both involving powers from the region as well as other international actors – has been a significant factor in stoking violence. These challenges are also increasingly linked to security dynamics on the African continent.

Being partners of MSC, CEO and President Leif Johan Sevland and VP and Programme Director Ingvild Meland from ONS participated at the Core Group Meeting in Doha.