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Netanyahu to inaugurate Raisina Dialogue 2018 tomorrow

by January 15, 2018 General

Israel’s will here on Tuesday inaugurate 2018, themed on ‘Managing Disruptive Transitions

of External Affairs and ORF will also be part of the inaugural session of this annual geo-political event, organised by the and (ORF).

Swaraj will also deliver the Plenary Address on January 17, while the Ministers of for Foreign Affairs M. J. Akbar and Gen. V. K.

Singh, will also address the delegates at the three-day event.

The other ministers taking part in the Dialogue include the Union Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu, the Textiles and I & B Smriti Irani, the of for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha and the of for Housing and Urban Affairs Singh Puri.

The chiefs of Army and and will also address the Dialogue, along with Harry Harris, Commander, US Pacific Command Chris Deverell, Joint Forces Commander, UK Katsutoshi Kawano, of Staff, Joint Staff, Japan, and Tim Barrett, of Navy,

Ministerial delegations from many countries like Australia, Russia, Singapore, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, are attending this year’s conference.

The ministers include Australia’s for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne, Indonesia’s for Defence Ryamizard Ryacudu, Bangladesh’s of Foreign Affairs Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, Russia’s Deputy for Foreign Affairs Igor Morgulov, Singapore’s Senior of for Defence and Foreign affairs Maliki Osman, Sweden’s for International and EU Affairs to Hans Dahlgren, Poland’s Deputy of Foreign Affairs Marek Magierowski, Iran’s Deputy Seyed Kazem Sajjadpour, Hungary’s of for Security Policy and International Cooperation Istvan Mikola, Sri Lanka’s of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake, and Mauritius’ of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping PremdutKoonjoo.

Former of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, former of and former of are among more than 150 speakers and over 550 delegates from around 90 countries, who are participating in the Dialogue.

Speaking on the same, ORF said, “The was born two years ago, in 2016, in the belief that the Asian century that the world was talking about was not about any exclusive geographical region. It was rather about the engagement of global actors with and of with the world. So this dialogue took birth as a platform, where the old and the new could work together, to discover their connections, their inter-dependence. It has today become a crucible for conversations and ideas that while located in can be owned by the world.”

Stressing the diplomatic importance of the conference, Joshi said, “when the world is drifting to globalisation, protectionism, restrictive borders and predatory economics, Raisina 2018 once again seeks to find strength in our common future”.

“It convenes more than 500 speakers and delegates across as many as 50 topics to not just discuss the new fractures within our global order, but find the appropriate responses to these,” Joshi said.

The of the and the Vice of ORF said, “The is India’s attempt to reclaim its role as the hub of knowledge and ideas, as during the times of Nalanda, in the 21st century.”

He said, “This is Asia’s largest forum with over 1800 participants, striving to make a leading force.”

The Raising Dialogue has been fast growing in strength. In the inaugural Dialogue, 120 foreign delegates from 40 countries had participated. In the second, the strength went up to more than 250 foreign participants from 65 countries.

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