The forum Minsk Dialogue opens today. The Belarusian capital city will hosts debates on security issues, both political and economic ones. The forum will feature 350 leading experts and politicians from 40 countries. The partner list includes analytical centers from the USA and Germany. A number of experts represent Russia and China. On the agenda are regional security issues in the context of global processes. The leitmotif is Belarus’ President’s Helsinki-2 initiative. The Minsk Forum aims to lay the foundation of an annual open and large-scale dialogue between leading experts from Eastern Europe, the European Union, Russia, the United States and China.