The Raisina Dialogue 2020 jointly organised by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation has been India's contribution to global efforts on geopolitics and geo-economics. The conference strives to discover solutions, identify opportunities and provide stability to a world that has had an eventful beginning to the 21st century.
The Prime Minister will speak at the inaugural session, where he will be accompanied by External Affairs Minister Jaishankar. Other visiting world leaders will also air their views on important challenges facing the world connected to globalisation, agenda 2030, the role of technology in the modern world, climate change and counterterrorism.
The conference will gather 700 international participants, of which 40% of the speakers will be women, stressing India's commitment to gender equality.
Along with the participation of the foreign ministers of Russia, Iran, Australia, Maldives, South Africa, Estonia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Latvia, Uzbekistan and the European Union, the National Security Adviser (NSA) of Afghanistan, the Deputy NSA of the United States and several other ministers of state will also put forward their thoughts.
In addition, intensive discussions will take place regarding the nationalist impulses challenging global institutions and collective action, the debate on global trading, the role of technologies in shaping political, economic and military power, the global development agenda and the state-individual relationship in the age of digital communities and cyberspace.