NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the seventh edition of the Raisina Dialogue on April 25 in New Delhi.
The Dialogue, which was held virtually last year owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be held in person this year with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen as the chief guest while the President of the United Nations General Assembly will deliver a pre-recorded message.
Former PM of Sweden Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper, Former President of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed and Former Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Abbott are some of the prominent names who will attend the conclave along with Foreign Ministers of Argentina, Armenia, Guyana, Nigeria, Norway, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, and Slovenia.
Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne will join the conclave virtually.
The three-day conference on geopolitics and geoeconomics will have around 10 sessions with 210 speakers from 90 countries.
“In the past seven years, the Raisina Dialogue has grown in stature and profile to emerge as a leading global conference on international affairs. It attracts prominent thought leaders from the global strategic and policy-making community to discuss key geopolitical developments and strategic issues facing the world,” the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.