Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Conference hold Discussions on GCC-India relations

Dec 12: Ministry of External Affairs is organizing two virtual Panel Discussions on GCC-India on December 11, 2020, in the run up to the PBD Convention to be held in January 2021. The topics of these Panel Discussions are:

I. India and the Gulf: Leveraging energy partnerships, investment opportunities and emerging technologies for ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’

II. Skill sets of the future for Indians in the Gulf

Shri V. Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs will chair the two Panel Discussions and deliver keynote address. About 15 eminent panellists from India and abroad will be participating in the Panel Discussions. These discussions would feed into the plenary sessions of the main PBD Convention scheduled to be held in January 2021.

The first Panel Discussion will provide a platform to discuss the ways and means in which the historic people-to-people ties and excellent political and economic relations between India and GCC could be used to contribute to the vision of a self-reliant India on the path towards a 5 trillion dollar economy. The discussions will also focus on the role that the large and successful Indian diaspora in the GCC can play in realizing this vision.

The second Panel Discussion will deliberate harmonizing of the skill sets of our workforce in keeping with the pace of technological developments and economic changes in the Gulf region. It will also discuss the various steps taken by Government of India to safeguard the interests of Indian workers specially those in the Gulf region.

The event will be live streamed on the Ministry’s social media channels. The first Panel Discussion will take place between 1130-1330 hrs (IST) while the second Panel Discussion will take place between 1530-1730 hrs (IST).