8th Edition of Raisina Dialogue
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 8th edition of Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi. Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is the chief guest of the three-day dialogue. The three-day Raisina Dialogue is India's premier conference on geopolitics and geostrategy. It is organized by the Ministry of External Affairs in collaboration with the Observer Research Foundation. The theme of the 2023 edition is "Provocation, Uncertainty, Turbulence: Lighthouses in the Tempest".
India's leadership in G-20 and Raisina Dialogue together can give the message of cooperation and peace to the world. Global coordination on climate change should not be a zero-sum game and the Indo-Pacific countries under India's leadership have to play a stronger role in this regard. Ms. Meloni said that India is a major player in the Indo-Pacific region and Italy is a major stakeholder in the Mediterranean. Whatever happens in the Indo-Pacific has a direct impact on Europe. Shri Modi and he have announced the elevation of India-Italy bilateral relations to a strategic partnership.
The Raisina Dialogue 2023 will see the participation of representatives from over 100 countries, including ministers, military commanders, captains of industry, technology leaders, strategic affairs scholars and experts from leading think tanks and youth. This year's edition assumes special significance in the backdrop of India's G20 Presidency.