Senior government ministers to address the 6th IISS regional security summit, The Manama Dialogue

Published December 17th, 2009 - 11:19 GMT

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is pleased to announce the Speaker Agenda for the 6th IISS Regional Security Summit, The Manama Dialogue, to be held in Bahrain. The Manama Dialogue will run from 11 to 13 December 2009. Although registration has closed, media may still register on-site.
 
FRIDAY 11 DECEMBER 2009

All day                 Bilateral Meetings Between Ministers And Officials

18:00 – 18:30       Opening Press Conference – Plantation Terrace

19:00 – 20:00       Al Arabiya Debate – Al Ghazal Ballroom

                                Perspectives From The Manama Dialogue
 
Sh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bahrain
 
Ali Muhammad Al Anisi
Chairman, National Security Agency and Head, Presidential Office, Yemen
 
Jeffrey Feltman
Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs, US Department of State
 
Dr Mamoun Fandy
Senior Fellow for Gulf Security and Corresponding Director, IISS-Middle East

 

20:15 – 21:00       Opening Reception – Grand Foyer

 

21:00 – 23:00       Keynote Address and Opening Dinner – Al Noor Ballroom
 
Sh Dr Muhammad Al Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kuwait

SATURDAY 12 DECEMBER 2009

08:45 – 09:00       Opening of the Summit – Al Noor Ballroom
                    
                                Introduction and Welcome
Dr John Chipman
Director-General and Chief Executive, IISS

 

09:00 – 10:30       First Plenary Session – Al Noor Ballroom
                                Regional Security Cooperation
 
Manouchehr Mottaki
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Iran
 
Sh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bahrain

 

10:30 – 11:15       Press conference with manouchehr Mottaki – Al Ghazal I

 

11:15 – 12:45       Second Plenary Session – Al Noor Ballroom
 
                                Regional Security In A Geo-Economic Context
 
Hoshyar Zebari
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Iraq
 
Vecdi Gönül
Minister of Defence, Turkey

 

13:15 – 14:30       LUNCH
 
14:30 – 15:30       Press Conference with William Cohen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Cohen Group; former Secretary of Defense; IISS
                                Member – Al Ghazal I
 
15:00 – 16:30       Third Plenary Session – Al Noor Ballroom
                                Nuclear Power, Energy and Security
 
HH Sh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Minister of Foreign Affairs, UAE
 
M K Narayanan
National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, India
 
Kazuya Shimba
Senior Vice Minister for Defence, Japan
 

16:30 – 17:00       Break

17:00 – 18:30       Fourth Plenary Session – Al Noor Ballroom
 
                                Afghanistan, Southwest Asia and the Gulf
 
Masoom Stanekzai                                                       
Advisor to the President on Home Security, Afghanistan
 
Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan
 
Christian Schmidt
Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Defence, Germany

 

18:30 – 19:00   Press conference with Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi – Al Ghazal I

 

19:00 – 21:30       Reception and Dinner
Invited  Delegates – Shaikh Hamad Palace

Hosted by:
HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa

                      Other  Delegates – Villa Gazebo, Ritz Carlton

SUNDAY 13 DECEMBER 2009

09:15 – 11:00       Simultaneous Break-Out Groups - Al Ghazal Ballrooms I,II,III and C

Group I:     Military Transformation, Intelligence and Security Cooperation
Chair:          Brigadier General H R McMaster
Chief, Concept Development and Experimentation, Training and Doctrine Command, US Army; Consulting Senior Fellow, IISS
 
Alexander Vershbow
Assistant Secretary for International Security Affairs, US Department of Defense
Brigadier Abdulrahman Al Hadoud
Director of Military Intelligence, Kuwait Armed Services
Staff General Nagy Abdel Aziz Shehod
Deputy Chief, Egyptian Military Intelligence Department
Lieutenant General Karl W Eikenberry
Ambassador of the US to Afghanistan; IISS Member

Group II:   Iraq and the Region
Chair:          Dr Andrew Parasiliti
Executive Director, IISS-US and Corresponding Director, IISS-Middle East
 
Shirwan Al Waeli
Minister of State for National Security Affairs, Iraq
Jeffrey Feltman
Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs, US Department of State
Sh Thamer Ali Al Sabah
Vice-President, National Security Bureau, Kuwait
Murat Ozcelik
Ambassador of Turkey to Iraq
 
Group III:           Piracy and Maritime Security
Chair:          Dr Tim Huxley
Executive Director, IISS-Asia; Editor, Adelphis; Corresponding Director for Military Information and Analysis, IISS
 
Lieutenant General Desmond Kuek Bak Chye
Chief of Defence Force, Ministry of Defence, Singapore
Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope
First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Royal Navy, UK
Vice Admiral M P Muralidharan
Chief of Personnel, Indian Navy
Vice Admiral William Gortney
Commander, US Naval Forces, Central Command; Commander, US Fifth Fleet


Group IV:           Non-State Actors in Regional Security
Chair:          Dr Mamoun Fandy
Senior Fellow for Gulf Security and Corresponding Director, IISS Middle East
 
General Mansour Al Turki
Spokesperson, Interior Ministry, Saudi Arabia
Lieutenant General Muhammed Mustafa Khan
Chief of the General Staff, Pakistan
Dr Michael C Williams
Under Secretary-General and Special Coordinator for Lebanon, United Nations; IISS Member
Professor Aboumohammad Asgarkhani
Member of Delegation, Iran; Professor, Department of International Relations, The University of Tehran

11:00 – 11:30       Break

11:30 – 13:00       Fifth Plenary Session – Al Noor Ballroom
                      Regional Security Architecture
 
Ali Muhammad Al Anisi
Chairman, National Security Agency and Head, Presidential Office, Yemen
 
General David Petraeus
Commander, US Central Command
 
Dr Mohammed Abdul Ghaffar
Advisor to HM the King on Diplomatic Affairs; Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Bahrain Centre for Strategic International and Energy Studies

 

13:00 – 13:15       Conclusions and Envoi – Al Noor Ballroom
Dr John Chipman
Director-General and Chief Executive, IISS

13:15 – 14:30       Farewell Lunch for all Delegates

 

15:00 – 15:30       Closing Press Conference – Plantation Terrace

 

All events will take place at the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel & Spa
P.O. Box 55577, Manama, The Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: +973 17 580 000; Fax: +973 17 580 333
 
The Plenary Sessions (presentations and discussions) will be on-the-record
The Break Out Groups will be strictly off-the-record


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