Raisina Dialogue 2020: What are the main highlights of this year?

Raisina Dialogue 2020

Raisina Dialogue 2020: 80 sessions took place around five thematic pillars

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor along with many prominent visiting leaders attended the fifth Raisina Dialogue 2020 at Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi. It is India’s flagship conference of geopolitics and geo-economics. It is organized jointly by the Ministry of Externals Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation. Raisina Dialogue is India’s contribution to global efforts to discover solutions, identify opportunities and provide stability to a century that has witnessed an eventful two decades.

The three-day conclave started on 14th January and ended on 16th January in New Delhi. It brought together 700 international participants out of which 40 per cent of the speakers were women, emphasizing India’s commitment to gender equality.

Foreign Ministers from more than 12 counties attended Raisina Dialogue 2020

Foreign ministers of Australia, Estonia, Russia, Iran, Maldives, South Africa, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Uzbekistan, Denmark and the European Union came for the conclave along with National Security Advisor of Afghanistan, the Deputy National Security Advisor of United States.

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The inaugural session on 14th January was addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar later also shared his views and held bilateral talks with foreign ministers. Raisina Dialogue also discussed important challenges, the world is facing related to globalization, the role of technology in the modern world, 2030 agenda, counter-terrorism and climate change.

Over the course of three days (on January14-15-16), intensive deliberations took place over 80 sessions around five thematic pillars.  There was a debate on the global trading architecture, the nationalist impulses challenging global institutions and collective action, the role of technologies in determining economic, political and military power, the state-individual relationship in the age of digital communities and cyberspace and the global development agenda.

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