Russian journalists accompanying Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, was refused access to his presentation at an international forum in Brussels.
Security prevented the journalists to go to the hall, despite having accreditation. The reasons for refusal have not been explained, reports RIA Novosti. According to the agency, the organizers of the forum did not act or expression of journalists, nor the intervention of the Russian embassy diplomats.
Brussels forum organized by the Marshall Fund. Among the conference participants - heads of states, EU officials, parliamentarians, senators, academics, and influential media commentators.
This year's forum was attended by over 200 people, including European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana and the head of the World Bank Robert Tsellik. Agency Interfax reported that Lavrov, speaking at a forum for the first time.
The main themes of the conference were the global financial crisis, climate change, energy security and civil liberties.