The international conference entitled 'Russia and the new world order' opened in Moscow on May 12. According to Rosbalt Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov, former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, former Finnish President Marti Akhtisaari, and a number of international specialists will take part in the conference. Moreover, prominent Russian politicians, scientists, businesspeople and journalists will also participate.
At the same time an enlarged session of the editorial, tutorial and scientific consulting council of the Russia in Global Politics journal will also take place at the Baltchug Kempinsky hotel in Moscow. Besides discussions, at the conference there will be reports on the theme 'G8 - rebirth of leadership' which were prepared by groups of leading world specialists for the G8 summit in Evian on June 3, 2003.
US President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Qadimi signed an agreement on July 26 to formally end the USA's military presence in the country by the end of the year