Vietnam attends fourth Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi
Updated : Friday, January 11, 2019 2:23 PM (GMT+0700)

The fourth RaisinaDialogue, which kicked off in New Delhi capital city of India on January 8, isdealing with important issues facing the international community at present. 

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg delivers the opening speech of the fourth Raisina
Dialogue in New Delhi on January 8 - Photo: VNA

The event, held by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) andthe Indian Ministry of External Affairs, saw the presence of Indian PrimeMinister Narendra Modi, Norwegian PM Erna Solberg, along with officials,scholars and businesspersons from 92 countries around the world.

A Vietnamese delegation led by Lt. Gen. Tran Viet Khoa,member of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and Director of theNational Defence Academy attended the dialogue.

Tens of panel discussions focusing on a new world order willtake place during the three-day dialogue.

In her opening speech, Norwegian PM Solberg emphasised arules-based world order and the necessity of global cooperation in solvinginternational issues.

“We cannot afford to let protectionism, discrimination andeconomic rivalry define our future”, she said, urging all countries to makeefforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Solberg also affirmed: “The principle ‘might is right’ cannotbe used as a basis for governing our oceans, or anything else, for thatmatter”.

She also called for global cooperation to better manageoceans.

ORF President Samir Saran said over the three days, therewill be over 85 sets of interactions, discussions, key notes and conversationswith the participation of global leaders and experts in an attempt to paint apicture of a new world order that is rapidly emerging.

A prominent feature of this year’s conversation at Raisina isEurope or more broadly, Eurasia, he said, adding that this supercontinent iswithout doubt the most dynamic and unpredictable region in the world.

Source: VNA

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