New Delhi, Feb.13 (ANI): Delhi Dialogue is a track 1.5 event organized annually by the Ministry of External Affairs with select partners since 2009. he fourth edition, 'Delhi Dialogue-IV' will beheld on February 13 and 14.
The theme this year is "India and ASEAN: Partners for Peace, Progress and Stability".
The Ministry of External Affairs has organised this dialogue in partnership with the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). The Delhi Dialogue IV is also being supported by the SAEA Group Research (SAEA) and Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore and Economic Research Institute of ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Jakarta.
The Delhi Dialogue IV is being organized against the backdrop of an important milestone in the ASEAN-India relationship. 2012 marks 20 years of the ASEAN-India dialogue partnership and 10 years of Summit level partnership. Delhi Dialogue IV, therefore would also flag-off the year long ASEAN-India commemorative celebrations.
Political leaders, policy makers, senior officials, diplomats, business leaders, think tanks and academics from both sides would be participating in the discussions spread over two days.
All the ten ASEAN countries have sent delegations or are participating in the form of speakers and panelists in DD-IV. Panelists also include speakers from various prominent think-tanks in the region, including Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore; the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace; Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies; Institute of Security and International Studies, Thailand; Institute of Foreign Affairs, Laos and Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia among others.
The dialogue has been divided into four thematic sessions:
Towards Economic Integration : Prospects and Challenges;
Non-Traditional Security Challenges and Response Strategies
The Evolving Security Architecture in the Asia-Pacific
Building Networks of Knowledge and Science
The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Cambodia, Hor Namhong; Thailand Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul; Malaysian Deputy Foreign Minister Senator A. Kohilan Pillay; Singapore Foreign Minister Masagos Zulkifli Bin Masagos Mohamad; Myanmar Deputy Foreign Minister Myo Myint and Vietnam's Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Phuong Nga would address the Delhi Dialogue IV.
The Secretary General of ASEAN would be represented by the Deputy Secretary-General for Community and Corporate Affairs from ASEAN, Bagas Hapsoro.
Former president of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will give the valedictory address on February 14. (ANI)
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