The President of the European Commission, Ursula Von Der Leyen, will visit India on April 24 as the main guest of the “Dialogue Raisina”

European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen will be on an official visit to India on April 24-25, the ANI news agency reported.

This would be her first visit to India as President of the European Commission.

She was invited as a guest of honor for this year’s edition of Raisina Dialogue. During her visit, she will have bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will also meet President Ram Nath Kovind and other dignitaries.

She has been invited as a guest of honor for this year’s edition of Raisina Dialogue and will address the inaugural session on April 25. The visit of the President of the European Commission will be an opportunity to review progress and further intensify the multifaceted partnership with the European Union, the Foreign Ministry said.

“India and the European Union share a vibrant strategic partnership which has seen strong growth with broader and deeper cooperation in policy and strategy, trade and commerce, climate and sustainability, digital and technology as well as people-to-people connections,” ANI quoted MEA as saying.

Inducted in 2016, the Raisina Dialogue is India’s premier conference held in New Delhi on geopolitics and geoeconomics committed to solving the toughest problems facing the global community.

Each year, leaders from politics, business, media and civil society converge in New Delhi to discuss the state of the world and explore opportunities for cooperation on a wide range of contemporary issues.

The Dialogue is structured as a multi-stakeholder and cross-sector discussion, involving heads of state, ministers and local government representatives, joined by thought leaders from the private sector, media and academia.

The conference is organized by the Observer Research Foundation in partnership with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

This effort is supported by a number of institutions, organizations and individuals, who are committed to the mission of the conference.

The Raisina Dialogue 2022 will be modeled according to six thematic pillars.

The first Raisina Dialogue was held from March 1 to 3, 2016. More than 100 speakers from more than 35 countries were present to talk about the theme “Asia: regional and global connectivity”.

(with source inputs)

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Posted: Tuesday April 19th 2022, 4:11 PM IST

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