Delhi Dialogue I, 21-22 Jan 2009
Intended as an annual second track conference focusing on India- ASEAN Regional security and cooperation, the Delhi Dialogue I was inaugurated by H E Shri Pranab Mukherjee
, the then Minister for External Affairs, and H E Dr Surin Pitsuwan
, ASEAN Secretary-General. The two-day conference saw an estimated 250 participants and dealt incisively with three key topics i.e., Energy Security: The Way Forward for ASEAN and India; Global Financial Turmoil: Economic Security Concerns for India and ASEAN; and India-ASEAN Connectivity, Logistics & Security Concerns. Prominent international speakers who attended the dialogue included Ambassador Pou Sothirak(Cambodia), Dr. Suthad Setboonsarang(Thailand), Mr. O K Daraiddh(Cambodia), Mr. Kazuhiko Higuchi(Philippines), Dr. Theo Sambuaga(Indonesia), Mr Zulkifli bin Baharudin(Singapore) and Dr. Pavin Chachavalpongpun(Singapore).