KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The Asian Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs (AIDIA) and the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) have officially inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on January 3, 2024 in New Delhi.
According to a statement issued by AIDIA, the MoU, signed by Sunil KC, founder of AIDIA, and Dr Arvind Gupta, director of VIF, establishes a robust framework for collaboration with a primary focus on enhancing cooperation in the field of international relations. This strategic partnership is poised to fortify the relationship between the two organizations and foster joint initiatives in addressing global challenges, the statement said. “This partnership reflects the shared vision of both institutions to play a substantial role in enhancing the diplomatic relations between Nepal and India,” it further said.
The VIF founded by Ajit Doval who is currently the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of India is an independent and non-partisan think tank based in New Delhi. It is dedicated to fostering high-quality research, comprehensive studies, and serving as a platform for constructive dialogue and conflict resolution. The VIF was established in December 2009.
AIDIA is a Kathmandu-based independent, non-partisan, foreign policy think-tank founded in March 2014. It conducts research and analysis on domestic and international issues, and offers a platform for dialogue, debate and discussion.
Originally Published in myRepublica