Munich Security Conference 2021 not to be held due to pandemic
- 09 December 2020
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the 57th Munich Security Conference (MSC) will not take place in February 2021, APA reports the website of MSC.
“The Munich Security Conference has been held each February for over five decades. Next year, the ongoing pandemic will prevent us from hosting the MSC, as originally planned, on February 19-21, 2021. Given current global threats and challenges to international security and stability, the need for the MSC to provide a platform for informal exchanges between international decision-makers as early as possible in 2021 is clear and urgent. Therefore, we have not taken this decision to postpone lightly. We will continue to work with our partners to identify a new date for the MSC 2021, which will be announced as soon as this can be confirmed with the relevant authorities. As the MSC's Chairman, my aim remains to convene the Munich Security Conference 2021 as close as possible to its traditional physical format as soon as conditions permit,” said Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference.