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14 February 2017,

GOIGD 2017: Opening Conversation with S. Jaishankar

Dr. S. Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary of India was in the Opening Conversation on "Political Changes, Economic Uncertainties" at The Gateway of India Geoeconomic Dialogue 2017. He was in conversation with C Raja Mohan, Director, Carnegie India

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Dr. S. Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary of India, opened the second day of the Gateway of India Geoeconomics Dialogue, co-hosted by Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations, and the Ministry of External Affairs. He gave his perspective on recent political changes and economic uncertainties, elaborating on India’s optimistic view of the opportunities of increased multilateralism, India’s geoeconomic potential with Japan and the Gulf and the threat of growing terrorism.

Key Remarks:

“Don’t demonise Trump, analyse Trump.”

“What we are seeing is stress in the global system so people are falling back on the basics, like jobs and security.”

“Today, we have seven million plus Indians in the Gulf whose remittances are roughly of the order of our IT exports to the United States. So we need to step forward and strengthen our political ties with the Gulf countries”.

“Geoeconomics will be more important with Japan than perhaps geopolitics at this time”.

A full transcript will be available shortly.

Dr. S. Jaishankar is Foreign Secretary of India. 

C. Raja Mohan is Director of Carnegie India.

This was the Opening Conversation on Political Changes, Economic Uncertainties” at The Gateway of India Geoeconomic Dialogue 2017. The conference was co-hosted by the Ministry of External Affairs and Gateway House.

Learn more about The Gateway of India Geoeconomic Dialogue here.

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