PM to open ‘Raisina Dialogue’ on Jan 17; 250 foreign delegates to take part

UP official suspended for posting 'objectionable' picture of Modi on WhatsApp
UP official suspended for posting 'objectionable' picture of Modi on WhatsApp

NEW DELHI: More than 250 delegates from 65 countries will participate in India’s flagship geo-political conference, to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, that will deliberate on strategic issues including new challenges and cyber security.

Following the successful organisation of Raisina Dialogue in March last year, the Ministry of External Affairs, in partnership with Observer Research Foundation, is organising the 2nd Edition of ‘Raisina Dialogue’ with the theme ‘The New Normal: Multilateralism with Multi-Polarity’ here from January 17-19, MEA announced today.

Modi will address the opening session of the Dialogue, which is “India’s flagship geo-political conference to be held annually and within a short span has emerged as a much-awaited global conference in the international calendar,” a release from the ministry said.

The Dialogue will feature an Inaugural Panel with the participation of Minister of State for External Affairs of India M J Akbar, Nepalese Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, and Gowher Rizvi, International Affairs Advisor to Prime Minister of Bangladesh, it said. (AGENCIES)