Central and South Asia // Events
21 september 2016
On July 21, 2016 RIAC hosted a meeting of the Council’s leadership with representatives of the Vivekananda International Foundation. The discussion focused on the development of cooperation agenda of the two think-tanks.
10 september 2016
On September 10, 2016 the Russian International Affairs Council held a meeting with Secretary (West) of India’s Ministry of External Affairs Ms. Sujata Mehta. The meeting was attended by RIAC members, representatives of ministries and agencies, distinguished diplomats, heads of and leading experts from universities and academic institutions.
05 september 2016
On September 5, 2016, Indian Ambassador Pankaj Saran visited the Russian International Affairs Council. RIAC President Igor Ivanov briefed his guest on the Council's projects on India, Asia and Asia-Pacific. They also willingly exchanged opinions on the role of independent think tanks for development of the Russia-India cooperation in view of the 70-year anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations to take place in 2017.
16 june 2016
On June 16, 2016, the Russian International Affairs Council received Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister of Islm Hekmat Khalil Karzai for an event with participation of key Russian experts from academic institutes, MGIMO, Higher School of Economics, NGOs, Russian Foreign Ministry, Afghani Embassy and journalists. In his opening remarks Mr. Karzai expanded on his country’s military, economic and political environment, as well as on transition to a stable development pattern for Afghanistan and the entire region, with special attention given to support rendered to Afghanistan by Russia, the U.S., Iran, India and other countries, and opportunities opened by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to its members, observers and partners.
22 april 2016
President of Pakistan’s Strategic Vision Institute Zafar Iqbal Cheema paid a visit to the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) on 22 April. During his visit to the RIAC, he learned about the Council’s current projects for South and Central Asia, the Middle East and international migration issues. Possible areas of cooperation between the RIAC and Strategic Vision Institute were also discussed.
14 april 2016
On April 7, 2016 the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The document suggests searching for new formats of cooperation between Russian and Indian research centers, an exchange of analytical materials and holding joint activities.
09 march 2016
On March 1-3, 2016 New Delhi hosted an international conference Raisina Dialogue, organized by the Observer Research Foundation. The event, held under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India, brought together more than 100 speakers from 35 countries. The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), represented by its Deputy Program Director Timur Makhmutov, was invited to participate in panel discussions.
02 march 2016
On March 2, 2016 the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) represented by its Program Manager Elena Alekseenkova took part in the International Conference “Topical Security Issues in Eurasia: Challenges and Solutions,” which was organized in Astana by the Russian-Kazakh Expert IQ-Club at the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation.
18 february 2016
On February 17, 2016 the Russian International Affairs Council held a briefing for young diplomats from India. The event was organized on the initiative of the Embassy of India in Russia. RIAC representatives briefed young colleagues on the main activities of the Council and shared insights into contemporary international processes and topical issues in Russian-Indian relations.
04 october 2015
On October 4, 2015, Russkiy Mir Foundation, National Committee for BRICS Studies and Indian Observer Research Foundation held Russian-Indian dialogue "New Global Challenges: Roles of Russia and India" with participation of key Russian and Indian foreign policy experts.
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