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Foreign Ministers From 13 Countries To Participate In Raisina Dialogue Beginning January 14

The Three-day 'Raisina Dialogue' To Be Co-hosted By The Ministry Of External Affairs And The Observer Research Foundation (ORF) Will Begin On Tuesday In New Delhi.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Mohit Pandey | Updated on: 13 Jan 2020, 09:54:57 PM
The event themed ‘21@20: Navigating the Alpha Century’, will see over 180 delegates from 105 countries.

The event themed ‘21@20: Navigating the Alpha Century’, will see over 180 delegates from 105 countries. (Photo Credit: PTI File)

New Delhi:

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will be visiting India on January 14 to participate in the fifth edition of the geo-political conference ‘Raisina Dialogue’. The three-day event to be co-hosted by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) will begin on Tuesday in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the inaugural session at which seven former heads of state or government will share their views on important challenges facing the world.

The event themed ‘21@20: Navigating the Alpha Century’, will see over 180 delegates from 105 countries including many deputy foreign ministers, former prime ministers, former presidents, national security advisors, military chiefs and other high level policy-makers, scholars and officials will participate in the event, a statement by the ORF said.

Besides, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, his counterparts from Iran, Australia, Maldives, South Africa, Latvia, Uzbekistan, Estonia, Denmark, Hungary, Rwanda and Tanzania will also be participating in the event.

Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai and former prime ministers of Sweden, Republic of Korea, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand and Bhutan are also participating in the conference.

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Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karanbir Singh, besides US Deputy NSA Matthew Pottinger, Afghanistan NSA Hamdullah Mohib and Commander of US Indo-Pacific Command, Admiral Phil Davidson will also speak at the event.

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Chief of Staff, Joint Staff of the Japan Self-Defence Forces, General Koji Yamazaki, Vice Chief of Australian Defence Force, Vice Admiral David Johnston and Chief of Naval Staff of UK, Admiral Tony Radakin will also speak at the conference.

The valedictory address will be delivered by Vice President of the European Commission and High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, European Union, Josep Borrell.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 13 Jan 2020, 07:43:35 PM