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Jaitley to open India Global Forum

IANS 08 Nov 2014, 14:56:26 PM IST

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will open the two-day India Global Forum meeting beginning here Sunday with his keynote address.

The India Global Forum is organised by the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF).

Jaitley will be followed by Minister for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman who will address the second plenary session "The New Global Economic Order - Multilateral Institutions and the New Regionalism".

Other speakers on the first day include Suresh Prabhu, Prime Minister Modi's G-20 Sherpa, Yasutoshi Nishimura, a senior vice minister in the Cabinet Office, Japan, and Indonesian Deputy Foreign Minister Dino Patti Djalal.

On the second day, Sunil Bharti Mittal, chairman of Bharti Airtel, will address the forum in a session titled "The Soft Power of Indian Enterprise".

Given the wide range of countries represented at the conference, the India Global Forum will offer a broad global perspective on how India's resurgence under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is viewed around the world, the organisers said Saturday.