Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the three-day Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi, which is India’s premier foreign policy event, on March 15, 2023. The theme of this year’s dialogue is “Navigating the New Normal: Multilateralism in a Post-Pandemic World”. The event is being organized by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation.
The Raisina Dialogue brings together heads of state, ministers, policymakers, scholars, and experts from around the world to discuss pressing global issues and explore ways to enhance cooperation and partnerships. This year, the event is expected to attract over 2,000 participants from more than 100 countries, making it one of the largest gatherings of its kind.
The dialogue will feature several sessions on a wide range of topics, including global governance, climate change, technology, regional security, and economic recovery. The aim of the dialogue is to facilitate a free and frank exchange of ideas and perspectives among the participants, with a view to fostering greater understanding and cooperation on key global challenges.
Some of the key speakers at this year’s dialogue include German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, and several other foreign ministers and senior officials from around the world. There will also be a number of leading experts and scholars from various fields, who will share their insights and perspectives on the issues under discussion.
The Raisina Dialogue comes at a time when the world is grappling with a range of complex and interconnected challenges, from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change, economic uncertainty, and geopolitical tensions. The event provides an important platform for leaders and experts from around the world to come together and explore new ways of addressing these challenges and promoting greater cooperation and partnership.
The dialogue also reflects India’s growing role and influence on the global stage, as the country seeks to play a more active and constructive role in shaping the international agenda. India has been an active participant in several multilateral forums and initiatives, including the G20, the BRICS, and the International Solar Alliance, among others.
In recent years, India has also sought to deepen its partnerships and engagement with countries around the world, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region. The Raisina Dialogue provides an opportunity for India to showcase its strategic vision and promote greater cooperation and partnership with other countries on key global issues.