The worldwide prestigious diplomatic dialogue program Raisina Dialogue is inaugurating today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived to attend its inaugural session. The session will see seven former nations share key ideas on the current challenges in the world.
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said- Prime Minister, you challenged five years ago. Your idea was that as an emerging power, India should not just be a participant in the global events. You felt strongly that we have to set our stage as well. After five years, I can say that we have lived up to those expectations to a great extent.
The Ministry of External Affairs, comprising 700 international representatives from 100 countries, said that the fifth edition of the prestigious Raisina Dialogue has been organized jointly by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation and will include 700 international representatives from around 100 countries. It is one of the largest conferences of its kind. During this time there will be a global brainstorm on geopolitical and economic issues. The three-day event will include foreign ministers from 12 countries including Russia, Iran, Denmark, Hungary, Maldives, South Africa, Estonia and the European Union. Iran’s Foreign Minister Javed Zarif also arrived. It is considered important for Iran Foreign Minister Javed Zarif to attend the conference after the Iranian Quds Force commander Qasim Sulemani was killed. He too has reached Delhi and will meet PM Modi.
According to a release issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, the Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Secretary-General of the United Nations will also be involved. The Foreign Ministry said that the National Security Advisor of Afghanistan, the Deputy National Security Advisor of the US and the Minister of State for several countries including Germany will also present their views in the conference. The 30 think tanks of the world will also present their views in various sessions of the conference. Prime Minister Modi and the seven heads of state and heads of government are attending the inaugural session and during this time will give their views on issues related to globalization, the 2030 agenda, the role of technology in the modern world, climate change and counter terrorism.