Seminar to be organised on foreign policy issues

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New Delhi, Jan 2 (UNI) Experts on foreign policy will meet for a two-day brainstorming session on January 5-6 to discuss the crucial issues of India's Look-East Policy, Terrorism, Trade, Investment and WTO.

The experts will meet at a seminar on 'Indian Foreign Policy and Strategic Issues' at Bhubaneswar, being organised by the Public Diplomacy Division of the External Affairs Ministry in association with Utkal University. Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will preside over the inaugural session.

A large number of academicians, think tanks, representatives of industry, intelligentsia, journalists, civil society and senior officials will participate in the semminar which will discuss issues related to India's Look East Policy, International terrorism, security issues and Trade, investment and the WTO, an official spokesman said.

''There will be a brain-storming session on 'Indian Foreign Policy : A view from Orissa' on January six,'' he added.

The spokesman also said the Public Diplomacy Division had been in contact with researchers, think tanks, academia, civil society and industry, both within India and abroad, to highlight the contours of Indian foreign policy, as well as initiate debate and discussion within the wider public about the key foreign policy issues confronting India.

''It is in furtherance of these objectives that the Public Diplomacy Division is organising this seminar to get an rissa-centric view on the opportunities and challenges confronting India,'' the spokesman added.

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