PM Modi kick off the India’s flagship geopolitical conference Raisina Dialogue, today. Due to the pandemic, the sixth edition of the dialogue will be held virtually from April 13 to 16.
According to the organizers of the event, the digital event will feature 50 sessions and 150 speakers from 50 countries and multilateral organizations. The dialogue is being co-organized by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Observer Research Foundation, and it is attended by a number of world leaders and dignitaries.
“On April 13, India’s Prime Minister will launch the dialogue via video message.
As chief guests, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen will attend the inaugural session “According to the MEA. It was also announced that Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, will attend one of the conference’s subsequent sessions.
Given the coronavirus situation in various parts of the world, the decision to hold the event in digital format was made with “abundant caution.” “The Raisina Dialogue 2021 organizers have decided to host this year’s edition as a fully digital event, rather than the hybrid event planned previously, which envisaged both online and in-person speakers and delegates,” said an M.
“It emphasizes the organisers’ strong sense of responsibility for the safety of all those involved in the Dialogue,” the spokesperson said.
The conference will look at the prospects and opportunities for Asian integration as well as Asia’s integration with the rest of the world. It is based on India’s critical role in the Indian Ocean Region and how India and its partners.
Among those scheduled to speak at the dialogue are US Special Envoy for the Afghan Peace Process Zalmay Khalizad, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, and Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib.