June 8-9, 2021
Mufti of Moscow, Head of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia Albir Hazrat Krganov took part in a plenary meeting of the Dartmouth Conference on June 8-9, 2021 on the eve of the meeting between presidents of Russia and the United States which is supposed to be held on June, 16. During the plenary meeting, its participants discussed the development of Russian-American cooperation in various fields in the context of global challenges of our time, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many well-known non-governmental experts and public figures from Russia and the United States participate on the regular basis in the meetings of the Dartmouth Conference. The first meeting in this format took place at Dartmouth College in 1961 in order to develop measures to improve mutual understanding between the Soviet Union and the United States of America.
The Dartmouth Dialogue is considered a non-public platform for cooperation between Russia and the United States, created in 1960 to improve mutual understanding between the two countries. The work of the forum was revitalized in 2014 due to the efforts of Evgeny Primakov and Henry Kissinger. The participants of the Dartmouth Dialogue are ex-ministers of the governments of the two countries, employees of the administrations of heads of states, high-ranking diplomats from the leadership of the Russian Foreign Ministry and the US State Department, famous military, political and economic experts, scientists, religious leaders, doctors, filmmakers and journalists. During their closed consultations, they develop roadmaps for resolving misunderstanding and strengthening cooperation in various fields, which are then passed on to the Kremlin and the White House.
Today, as well as 60 years ago, the participants of the conference are trying to develop common assessments of the political and economic situation in the world, make proposals to expand cooperation between Russia and the United States and overcome contradictions at the official political level in order to find solutions to global problems of our time.