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Arhan Bagati joins global leaders at 7th Indian Ocean Conference in Perth

03:13 AM Feb 10, 2024 IST | GK NEWS SERVICE
arhan bagati joins global leaders at 7th indian ocean conference in perth
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Srinagar, Feb 9: Arhan Bagati, the founder of the Kashmir’s Yemberzal Applied Research Institute (KYARI), joined global leaders and policymakers at the 7th Indian Ocean Conference (IOC 2024), a cornerstone event for regional cooperation and dialogue, currently taking place in Perth, Australia.

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Organised by the India Foundation in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs of India, the Government of Australia, the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore, and the Perth-US Asia Centre, Australia, the conference has drawn significant attention for its theme, “Towards a Stable and Sustainable Indian Ocean.”

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This year's edition has seen an unparalleled level of participation, with delegations led by ministers from over 22 countries, senior officials from 16 countries, and representatives from 6 multilateral organisations.

The inaugural session of the conference featured addresses by high-profile people including HE Ranil Wickremesinghe, President of Sri Lanka; Penny Wong, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia; Dr S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India; and Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Singapore.

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Their speeches underscored the collective ambition to address critical issues facing the Indian Ocean region, from environmental sustainability and maritime security to economic cooperation and technological advancement. Arhan Bagati's participation underscores the vital role of youth, innovation, and research in shaping the future of the Indian Ocean region.

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Representing the dynamic perspectives of the younger generation and the research community, Bagati's contributions are poised to enrich discussions on inclusive growth, sustainable development, and regional cooperation. The conference agenda is densely packed with sessions designed to foster constructive dialogue and develop actionable strategies for the future. The diverse assembly of dignitaries and experts not only enhances the depth of the discussions but also reflects a strong global commitment to ensuring the prosperity and stability of the Indian Ocean region.

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As the 7th Indian Ocean Conference progresses, the insights gained and partnerships formed are expected to have a lasting impact on the region's development trajectory.

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