New Delhi: Raisina Dialogue, India’s premier multilateral conference on geopolitics and geoeconomics, will be held from April 13-15 as a fully digital event due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping many countries, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Monday.
“The organisers of Raisina Dialogue 2021 have decided to host this year’s edition as a fully digital event, instead of the hybrid event planned earlier that envisaged both online as well as in-person speakers and delegates,” said MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.
“This decision to move to a fully digital version has been taken as a measure of abundant caution, given the COVID-19 situation in various parts of the world,” Bagchi said, responding to media queries.
He said the fully digital event will leverage technology to allow participants an opportunity to engage and debate on the most pressing issues that confront the global community, while avoiding any COVID-19 related risk.
“The impact of the change in format will be appropriately reflected in our diplomatic engagements,” Bagchi said.
The Observer Research Foundation is organising the conference in partnership with MEA.