13th April, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 6th edition of the Raisina Dialogue on Tuesday. The President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, and the Prime Minister of Denmark, Mette Friedrichsen will also attend the inaugural session as the chief guest. This dialogue will actually be held from 13 to 16 April 2021. Raisina Dialogue is India's premier conference on geopolitics and geo-economics held annually since 2016. It is jointly organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation.
The Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, will also attend the conference in a subsequent session. Amidst the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers have decided to organize it online.
The Foreign Ministry said in a statement, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi will start this dialogue on April 13 with a video message." Told that Rwanda President Paul Kagame and Danish Prime Minister Mette Friedrichsen Raisina will take part in the dialogue as the chief guest. Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and French Foreign Minister Jean-Wes Le Drian will also participate in the Raisina Dialogue. Many other officers will also be present in it. Foreign ministers from Portugal, Slovenia, Romania, Singapore, Nigeria, Japan, Italy, Sweden, Australia, Kenya, Chile, Maldives, Iran, Qatar, and Bhutan will also participate.
The 2021 edition will have 50 sessions consisting of 150 speakers from 50 countries and multilateral organizations. More than 2000 attendees from over 80 countries have pre-registered and a large number of participants are likely to engage in dialogue through various social media platforms.
The ministry said that in the last six years, Raisina has grown in dialogue and profile, emerging as a major global conference on international affairs. It attracts leading thinking from the global strategic and policy-making community to discuss key foreign policy and strategic issues facing the world.