JIIA-DPG 4th India-Japan Indo-Pacific Forum : 7th India-Japan Track 1.5 Dialogue
The Delhi Policy Group (DPG) and the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) organised the 4th India-Japan Indo-Pacific Forum on December 21, 2021. This was the 7th edition of the India-Japan Track 1.5 Dialogue series, co-anchored by DPG and JIIA. The event was hosted by JIIA with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Japan. The DPG delegation was supported by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. Owing to travel restrictions necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic, the dialogue took place on a virtual platform.
The DPG and JIIA delegations were led respectively by Ambassador Hemant Krishan Singh, Director General, DPG and Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae, President of JIIA.
H.E. Dr. S. Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs, Government of India and H.E. Mr. Hayashi Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Government of Japan, delivered keynote addresses at the public session of the Forum. This affirmed the importance attached by the two governments to this premier forum for strategic communication between think tank experts and senior officials from both sides, with a view to harnessing greater policy coordination on wide-ranging issues of the Indo-Pacific.
The event profile, agenda and programme can be seen here.
The Joint Statement issued by DPG and JIIA at the conclusion of the Forum can be seen here.