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210 speakers from over 90 countries for 2022 edition of Raisina Dialogue

The 7th edition of the Raisina Dialogue which will be inaugurated on April 25

Top leaders and diplomats from all over the world will participate in the 7th edition of the Raisina Dialogue which will be inaugurated on April 25. The three-day dialogue, India's flagship conference on geopolitics and geoeconomics organised annually by the Ministry of External Affairs in collaboration with the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) since 2016, will be organised in an in-person format after being held virtually last year.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Dialogue with President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, joining the inaugural session as chief guest.

The 2022 Edition will have over 100 sessions with over 210 speakers from more than 90 countries and multilateral organisations.

The event will see 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 (Former 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, Guyana, Nigeria, Norway, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Portugal and Slovenia will also participate.

The theme for the 2022 edition is 'Terra Nova: Impassioned, Impatient, and Imperilled'. Over the course of three days, the Dialogue will have panel discussions and conversations across multiple formats on six thematic pillars – Rethinking Democracy: Trade, Tech and Ideology; End of Multilateralism: A Networked Global Order?; Water Caucuses: Turbulent Tides in the Indo-Pacific; Communities Inc: First Responders to Health, Development, and Planet; Achieving Green Transitions: Common Imperative, Diverging Realities; and Samson vs Goliath: The Persistent and Relentless Tech Wars.

This year, Raisina Dialogue side-events will be hosted in Berlin and Washington. The Raisina Young Fellows programme will also be conducted on the sidelines of the main conference.

A large audience is also likely to join the Dialogue across various social media platforms.

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.

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