Dialogue on International Affairs

Dialogue on International Affairs

The Dialogue on International Affairs Programme is a ground-breaking initiative of AIDIA for the promotion of track-2 diplomatic relations among Asian actors, as well as between Asia and the rest of the world. Based on the implementation of fortnightly events, the Programme is organised by AIDIA with the support of Orbit International School of Kathmandu, Nepal, and encompasses a series of seminars, roundtables, lectures and conferences delivered by qualified experts on the foreign affairs fields, mostly ambassadors and senior representatives of major institutions present or operating in the continent. AIDIA puts special care in diversifying the nationality and background of the selected participants to this Programme’s events, as the Institute aims at providing its stakeholders with a truly international perspective, free from mere local or regional biases.

Audience, composed mainly by youth and students, is usually given the opportunity and actually encouraged to actively engage in the discussion of the given topics by addressing their questions, comments and remarks at the end of the speakers’ presentations. This way, the Institute ensures a proactive involvement of the youths and stimulates their interaction with the senior guest speakers, thus fulfilling its role as facilitator and provider of training in foreign affairs. Media is always invited to cover the specific events that comprise this Programme, something that guarantees a wider reach of the speakers’ presentations, as well as visibility and public access to the contents of the discussions

Events List

Seminar on- P.M. Dahals India Visit: Impact on Bilateral Trade, Business and Investment

The seminar on “PM Dahal’s India Visit: Impact on Bilateral Trade, Business and Investment” was held at Hotel Yak & Yeti in Kathmandu. The seminar was organized by the Asian Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs (AIDIA), a foreign policy think-tank body based in Kathmandu, Nepal. The seminar was organized with an objective to discuss the outcomes of the recent PM’s visit to India. For More see below:

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Bangladesh-Nepal Relations and Their Role in SAARC

Consistent with its mission to promote and facilitate enhanced diplomatic relations among Asian actors, and between them and the rest of the world, AIDIA organised the conference on "Bangladesh-Nepal Relations and Their Role in SAARC", its on-going Dialogue on International Affairs Programme.
For the fortnightly occasion, AIDIA invited H.E. Ms Mashfee Binte Shams, resident Ambassador of Bangladesh Read more

PM Modi’s Visit to Nepal – Positive Impact on Nepalese Economy

 In conformity with its mission to promote and facilitate diplomatic relations among Asian actors, and between them and the rest of the world, AIDIA organised and implemented this event, comprised in its on-going fortnightly Dialogue on International Affairs Programme. For the occas Read more

Sri Lanka-Nepal Relations and its Role in Regional Development

The dialogue on "Nepal-Sri Lanka Relations and Its Role in Regional Development", was organised by AIDIA organised this event, as part of the fortnightly Dialogue on International Affairs Programme, on Wednesday the 30thRead more

PM Modi’s Upcoming Visit – Significance in Bilateral Relations

In light of the impending visit that PM Modi’s will pay to Nepal in the coming weeks -the first one to the country after his election-, AIDIA wanted to provide Nepal’s younger audience with a valuable insight on the expectations generated by the visit, as well as with an accurate analysis on the impact and consequences th Read more

Revival of Southern Silk Road – Role of Trilateral Cooperation among India, China and Nepal

Dr Pradumna B. Rana, Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies(RSIS) of Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, joined AIDIA on Friday the 4th July 2014 for a lecture on the trilateral cooperation among India, China and Nepal through the establishment of a new Silk Road connecting the three nations and the regions they belong to. Dr Rana Read more