Press Release: Guwahati to host two-day NADI 3   Asian Confluence River Conclave 2022

 Guwahati, 25 May, 2022: A galaxy of leaders and experts are set to arrive in Guwahati to attend the third edition of the Asian Confluence flagship dialogue NADI Conclave - NADI 3 “Asian Confluence River Conclave” on May 28 and 29, 2022.  Organized by think tank Asian Confluence, headquartered in Shillong, in collaboration with Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, the Act East Policy Affairs Department of Government of Assam, the North Eastern Council and other partners, the goal will be to articulate and activate a collective vision of sub-regional cooperation in the Bay of Bengal region and with South-East Asia, keeping North East India and Assam at the epicenter of activity. The Bangladesh Foundation for Regional Studies is the country partner for the event and the International Union for Conservation of Nature, IIT Guwahati and Guwahati University, are knowledge partners.

 The two-day conclave will be inaugurated by Dr S Jaishankar, Hon’ble External Affairs Minister, Government of India, Dr. AK Abdul Momen, Hon’ble Foreign Minister of Bangladesh and the Foreign Minister of Thailand, along with Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam in the presence and High Commissioners and Ambassadors of several countries, top experts and scientists and other dignitaries. Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon’ble Union Minister of Finance, Government of India, will deliver the valedictory address of the conclave on May 29

Taking forward the messages of the previous NADI conclave, that were held in Shillong and Dhaka respectively followed by several research and outreach projects and online events during the lockdown, the third version of NADI dialogue (NADI-3) is taking place in Guwahati, which is also India’s gateway to South-east apart from being the crucial meeting point of all the North-eastern states.

While addressing the media Shri Sabyasachi Dutta, Executive Director, Asian Conclave said, “It is a matter of pride for us that NADI is being hosted in Guwahati. We are really grateful to the Government of Assam and its dynamic leadership Hon’ble Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sharma and the Ministry of External Affairs for championing this cause as primary sponsors to help us convene the third edition of the NADI conclave along with other partners. A well planned collaboration with the states of North East and neighboring countries on management of shared waters can alleviate disasters to a large extent and catapult the region to being a hub of connectivity and green commerce”. 

Shri Manvendra Singh, IAS, Secretary of the Act East Policy Affairs Department, Government of Assam present also interacted with media.