Delhi Dialogue V
The India-ASEAN Delhi Dialogue is an annual international conference of political and economic leaders, officials, academics and opinion-makers of ASEAN countries with their Indian counterparts to discuss how to intensify and broaden political, strategic, economic and civil society interaction between the two regions. The forum has not only entered into the lexicon of India’s ‘Look East’ policy but also drawn attention of the ASEAN region towards the need for a comprehensive annual dialogue between the two partners. In this spirit, the India-ASEAN Delhi Dialogue V, titled “India-ASEAN: Vision for Partnership and Prosperity” will be held on 19-20 February 2013 in New Delhi.
This Dialogue is organised by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, in partnership with the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and supported by the SAEA Group Research, Singapore and Economic Research Institute of ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Jakarta.
This conference is divided into five sessions in which the participants would speak and deliberate on issues such as “India-ASEAN Security Cooperation: Towards Peace and Stability,” “Non-Traditional Security Challenges: Food Security, Water Management and Pandemics,” “Future of Global Energy Market: Role of New and Renewable Energy in Sustainable Development,” “Cooperation between CLMV Countries and North-East India: Opportunities and Challenges,” and “Expanding Networks through Connectivity: Land, Sea and Air.”
Through these sessions, the Dialogue would highlight India’s increasing engagement with ASEAN countries and explore the agenda for consolidation of their relationship in the coming years. The Dialogue will also attempt to assess and incorporate issues and perspectives which emerge from the India-ASEAN Commemorative Summit 2012 to help identify areas of greater engagement between India and ASEAN countries.
Over the years, ASEAN has evolved into a vibrant institution and developed a robust framework to deal with issues of regional concerns. India acknowledges the importance and valuable contribution made by ASEAN to regional peace and stability and also to the economic well-being of the region. India has been a resolute partner and supporter of ASEAN and it is sincerely hoped that this partnership would be further strengthened through the Delhi Dialogue V.