Eighth Delhi Dialogue to begin today

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New Delhi, Feb. 17 (ANI): The eighth Delhi Dialogue will begin in the national capital on Wednesday to discuss politico-security, economic and socio-cultural engagement between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, and India.

The theme for this year’s dialogue is ‘ASEAN-India Relations: A New Paradigm’.

Political leaders, policy makers, senior officials, diplomats, business leaders, think tanks and academicians from both the sides would be participating in the discussions.

For the first time the Dialogue will be spread over three days, dedicating one day each for its three sessions-Business, Ministerial and Academic.

Chief Ministers of Nagaland and Mizoram will participate in the Ministerial session.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will also address the session.

There will be discussions among scholars and opinion makers on several topical themes such as ASEAN and the Security of Asia Pacific and Reinvigorating the Civilizations links.

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Since 2009 when the conference was first held, Delhi Dialogue has emerged as an important forum at which political leaders, policy makers, researchers, academicians, business leaders and media persons converge for brainstorming on a range of issues pertaining to ASEAN-India relations. (ANI)

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