Armenian Foreign Minister’s visit to promote bilateral cooperation: MEA

Armenian Foreign Minister's visit to promote bilateral cooperation: MEA

New Delhi [India]April 24 (ANI): The Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan’s visit will further promote bilateral cooperation between India and Armenia.

On Twitter, Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said: “Glad to welcome FM @AraratMirzoyan (Ararat Mirzoyan) from Armenia, New Delhi. His visit will further promote our bilateral cooperation. Looking forward to hearing his views on Raisina2022.” On the day, Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama and Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero also arrived in New Delhi to take part in the Raisina dialogue to be held on 25 April.

It is in the national capital to take part in the Raisina dialogue, which is scheduled for April 25-27 and earlier today EAM met Jaishankar at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.

The Raisina Dialogue 2022, based on the theme “Terranova- passionate, impatient, imperilled”, will be modeled on six thematic pillars – Rethinking Democracy: trade, technology and ideology; The end of multilateralism: a networked global order; Water bodies: turbulent tides in the Indo-Pacific region; Communities Inc: first responders to health, development and the planet; Achieving green transitions: common imperative, divergent reality; Samson vs. Goliath: the persistent and relentless wars of technology.

Launched in 2016, Raisina Dialogue is India’s flagship conference on geopolitics and geoeconomics, committed to addressing the most challenging issues facing the global community. The conference is organized by MEA in collaboration with the Observer Research Foundation (ORF).

The dialogue, which was held practically last year due to the covid-19 pandemic, will be held in personal format this year, Bagchi informed. “Raisina Dialogue 2022 will have about 100 sessions with over 210 speakers from 90 countries. There will also be side events that will be held in Berlin and Washington. Raisina’s youth program will also be conducted alongside this main conference.” in Bagchi.

The MEA spokesman further said that the conference will most likely be attended by Sweden’s former Prime Minister Carl Bildt, Canada’s former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Maldives’ former president Mohamed Nasheed and Australia’s former prime minister Anthony Abbott.

“We will also expect a pre-recorded announcement from the President of the UN General Assembly Abdulla Shahid,” Bagchi added.

Meanwhile, EU President Ursula von der Leyen, who arrived in India for a two-day official visit on Sunday, has also been invited as the main guest for this year’s edition of Raisina Dialogue and will speak at the inaugural session on 25 April. (ANI)


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