New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 7th edition of the Raisina Dialogue on April 25. President of the European Union Ursula Von Der Leyen will be the chief guest at the Dialogue.
Several former Prime Ministers of different countries and other dignitaries will participate in this event.
MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the three-day event is based on the theme, ‘Terranova, impassioned, impatient, imperilled’.
There are six broad thematic pillars of the dialogue, including Rethinking Democracy, End of Multilateralism, Water Caucuses, and Achieving Green Transitions.
The Raisina Dialogue 2022 will have around 100 sessions with over 210 speakers from 90 countries.
The event will be graced by the presence of Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister of Sweden, Stephen Harper, former Prime Minister of Canada, Mohamed Nasheed, former President of Maldives and Anthony Abbott,
ex-Prime Minister of Australia.
Abdulla Shahid, President of the United Nations General Assembly, will deliver a pre-recorded address.
Foreign Ministers of Argentina, Armenia, Australia (online), Guyana, Nigeria, Norway, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Portugal and Slovenia will also participate in the event, the MEA said.
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 MEA said.
Last year, the Dialogue was held in a virtual format due to exceptional circumstances necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Dialogue is being held in an ‘in-person’ format this year.
The organizers have taken all necessary measures to adhere to Covid-19 health protocols to ensure the safe conduct of the Dialogue, the MEA said.