Vietnam Academy Of Social Sciences

International Conference "Relations between India and its neighbors in a new context"


On October 22, 2019, at 3D Hall, headquarters 1A Lieu Giai, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Indian and Southwest Asian Research Institute under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (Vietnam Academy) solemnly organized the International Conference "Relations between India and its neighbors in a new context" to clarify India's policy with its neighbors as well as India's relations with its neighbors. draw implications for Vietnam.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Bui Nhat Quang gave a speech to welcome the Workshop

The conference was honored to welcome Assoc. Bui Nhat Quang, Alternate Member of the Party Central Committee, Vice President in charge of the Academy; PhD. Dang Xuan Thanh, Vice President of the Academy; Mr. Pranay Verma, Ambassador of the Republic of India to Vietnam and many famous national and international scientists from major research centers of Vietnam and India; Embassies in some countries of South Asia, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, the United States, Australia and representatives of important policy-making agencies such as the Police Strategy Institute, the Defense Strategy Institute, etc.

Opening speech at the Conference. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Bui Nhat Quang warmly welcomed the attendance of all delegates and guests; affirming the role and of the Workshop in developing relations between Vietnam and India. Assoc. The Vice President stated that in recent decades, India's neighbor relations have been receiving the attention of many domestic and foreign diplomats, politicians and scholars. Maintaining good relations with neighboring countries is always a top priority for any country. Therefore, the Associate Professor suggested that the Workshop should focus on clarifying and properly assessing India's foreign affairs in a truthful and objective perspective as well as forecasting the effects of this relationship on with the region and the world. Thereby contributing to opening opportunities to promote relations between India and Vietnam in the current new turbulent context.

Panoramic Workshop

At the report of the seminar, PhD. Dang Xuan Thanh emphasized: A country can change its strategic partner but cannot change its neighboring country due to geographical cohesion. Therefore, neighboring countries must be considered traditional objects and the number 1 priority in each country's foreign policy. India has 8 neighboring countries, including China in Northeast Asia, Myanmar in Southeast Asia and Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan in South Asia, these countries are scattered in regional areas. There are different reasons, including area, population, level of development, socio-economy and culture. So India's strategy for each country has its differences, creating different complexity. On the other hand, the new context now presents new opportunities and challenges for India. Therefore, the Doctor, Vice President of the Academy expressed his expectation that the discussions at the Workshop will analyze in more detail the different "colors" in the complicated "picture" of neighboring relations. India centered. Since then forecast the effects and evoke opportunities to promote India - Vietnam relations in a fast, efficient and sustainable way.

In response to the President of the Academy, Mr. Pranay Verma, Ambassador of the Republic of India in Vietnam also warmly welcomed the presence of all delegates and guests. At the same time, Modi's "first neighbor" was considered as a bright spot in India's foreign policy in the current period. Therefore, the Workshop will be an important academic forum, for scholars of countries to have a complete and objective view of India's policy towards neighboring countries, focusing on the policy adjustments of the country itself. the right of the Modi Prime Minister compared to the previous administrations; At the same time, we analyze in detail the principles, objectives, content and tools that the Indian Government is using today to implement the neighboring policy with special emphasis on aspects and ranks. Different policies of Neighborhood first.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Xuan Trung, Director, Indian and Southwest Asia Research Institute (5th from the left) took a souvenir photo with domestic and international scholars attending the Workshop

Accordingly, through 3 working sessions: (1). India's policy with its neighbors; (2). India and its neighbors in the Indian-Pacific view; (3). India's relations with some neighboring countries. The scientists worked together to clarify the principles, objectives, content and tools that the Indian government is using today to enforce neighboring policy. In particular, special emphasis is placed on the various aspects and levels of neighbor policy that the Indian Government is currently implementing. On the other hand, through specific approaches, the discussion also focused on assessing the status of India's relations with neighboring countries. Recognizing the achievements and limitations that Indian authorities have achieved in history with other countries; In-depth discussion of neighboring countries' policy responses to India's foreign policy. From there, helping participants have a more specific view of the context of cooperation and competition in the region.

In addition, the workshop also received many comments on the prospect of India's relations in the direction of couples, cooperation groups, forecasting new strategies and new position of India in the region. near future; Assessing the influence of regional and international contexts on India's relations with neighboring countries including Vietnam; views and responses of major countries; Opportunities and challenges that Vietnam will encounter when India adjusts its policies with neighboring countries ... in order to draw implications for Vietnam in promoting relations with India in many professional and professional perspectives. Academic of prestigious domestic and international scholars./.

Pham Vinh Ha

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