With the aim to strengthen regional security, cooperation and mutual trust, the Fifth International Conference on Ulaanbaatar Dialogue on Northeast Asian Security will be held from June 14-15, 2018. Initially held among researchers, academics and experts, the Dialogue elevated its level to track 1.5 in 2017 by bringing regional policy makers and practitioners to Ulaanbaatar.
Hosted by the Institute for Strategic Studies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, the Ulaanbaatar Dialogue will welcome over 150 participants representing Russia, China, DPRK, the Republic of Korea, Japan, the United States, India, Germany and France as well as the United Nations, the EU, the International Red Cross and APEC.
This year, participants will discuss Northeast Asian security environment towards 2025 from different perspectives, challenges and opportunities and potential cooperation in the areas of environment, energy and humanitarian assistance. Furthermore, it is important to note that the Ulaanbaatar Dialogue’s importance has greatly increased due to the fact that high level talks and summits have taken place frequently in recent months, demonstrating rapidly changing security dynamics in the region.