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Delhi Dialogue 9 (ASEAN-India Relations: Charting the Course for the Next 25 Years)

July 03, 2017

  • The Delhi Dialogue is a premier annual track 1.5 event to discuss politico-security, economic and socio-cultural engagement between ASEAN and India. It has been held annually since 2009.
  • The 9th edition of Delhi Dialogue is scheduled to take place in New Delhi from 4-5 July 2017. The theme for Delhi Dialogue 9 is "ASEAN-India Relations: Charting the Course for the Next 25 Years". Political leaders, policy makers, senior officials, diplomats, business leaders, think tanks and academicians from both sides would be participating in the discussions.
  • This dialogue is being organized by the Ministry of External Affairs in collaboration with the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), Singapore, SAEA Group Research, Singapore, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Jakarta, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS), Malaysia, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) and ASEAN-India Centre. It is supported by the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER); the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII); the Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM); All India Association of Industries (AIAI), Mumbai; and Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Kolkata.
  • The Ministerial Session to be held on 4 July, would be hosted by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs. The session would witness participation of Gen. (Dr.) V.K. Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs; Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Minister of Assam; H.E. Mr. Pham Binh Minh, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs, Viet Nam; H.E. U Kyaw Tint Swe, Union Minister, Ministry of the Office of the State Counsellor, Myanmar and H.E. Hirubalan V P, Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Political-Security Community Department, ASEAN Secretariat.
  • Gen. (Dr.) V.K. Singh will also be participating in the Panel Discussion of the Ministerial Session titled Waters of Asia: Cultural, Social and Political Ties along with H.E. Dr. Maliki Osman, Senior Minister of State for Defence and Foreign Affairs, Singapore; H.E. Mr. Virasakdi Futrakul, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Thailand; H.E. Mr. Sengphet Houngboungnuang, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lao PDR; H.E. Dato Erywan Pehin Yusof, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Brunei Darussalam and H.E. Dr. Sok Siphana, Advisor to the Royal Government, Cambodia.
  • The Business and Academic Session would be held parallel to each other following a joint inaugural session on 5 July. The joint inaugural session will be addressed by Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, as well as by the Presidents of FICCI, CII, ASSOCHAM, ICC, AIAI and Vice President of ORF. The five business chambers, namely FICCI, CII, ASSOCHAM, AIAI and ICC will chair a panel discussion each in the course of the day on the following themes: International economic trends and their impact on India and ASEAN; India-ASEAN Trade Relations; Building Regional Network to promote SMEs and Women’s Empowerment; India-ASEAN Infrastructure Investments: Current Scenario and the Way Forward; and Trade & Tourism through Connectivity – Focus North East & East.
  • The Academic Session, organised by ORF, would feature panel discussions on the following themes: Regional Geopolitics: Great Power Politics in the Asia-Pacific; New Connectivity Paradigms in the Asia-Pacific; Technology, Innovation and Big Data; and Socio-Cultural Engagement and Diaspora Links.
  • There would be a Concluding Plenary titled Looking Ahead which will focus on key takeaways from Delhi Dialogue 9 to chart the course for India-ASEAN relations for the next 25 years.
  • The 10 member Committee of Permanent Representatives of ASEAN countries and 15 senior media personnel from ASEAN would be attending the event. A live webcast of the proceedings of the Ministerial Session on 4 July and the Business and Academic Session on 5 July will also be available.

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