The Third Annual Worldwide Security Conference: Protecting People and Infrastructure: Achievements, Challenges and Future Tasks, will take place in Brussels from 21-23 February 2006. This conference, co-organized by the EastWest Institute and the World Customs Organization, has become of the landmark trans-tlantic event bringing together the private sector with leading government officials and high-level representatives of international institutions.

We are pleased to inform you that for the first time in a conference of this nature the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation will co-sponsor with us a third day’s program focusing on Public-Private Partnerships Against International Terrorism. This session is anticipated to feed into the Russian G8 Presidency and to significantly expand public-private partnerships against international terrorism. We believe that this special event will offer participants new ways of looking at public-private cooperation against terrorism.