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The 16th Ministerial Meeting of Asia Cooperation Dialogue held in Doha, Qatar with the theme Partners in Progress

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The 16th Ministerial Meeting of Asia Cooperation Dialogue held in Doha, Qatar with the theme Partners in Progress

The 16th Ministerial Meeting of Asia Cooperation Dialogue held in Doha, Qatar with the theme Partners in Progress

04 May 2019 Current Affairs: Asia Cooperation Dialogue’s (ACD) 16th Ministerial Meeting was held in Doha, Qatar. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani headed the 2019 dialogue.
The Indian delegation was led by Gen. (Dr) V.K. Singh (Retd), Minister of State for External Affairs.
Before this, the Senior Officers’ Meeting (SOM) was held on April 30 and attended by Mr. Manish, the Joint Secretary (South).
Dr. V.K. Singh, in his address, expressed his grief for the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka (on April 21, 2019) and focussed for the global community to adopt the UN Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (UNCCIT) efficiently.
By putting more stress on the theme “Partners in Progress”, the minister brought into limelight India’s desire to work collaboratively with all ACD Member States, in agreement with the Indian Government’s approach of “Collective Efforts, Inclusive Growth”.
He emphasized the Member States in joining the International Solar Alliance that was launched in November 2015 to bring in energy security for sustainable development and poverty removal by in Asia by promoting renewable energy sources like solar and wind power.

About The Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) 
The ACD is an inter-governmental organization founded on 18th June, 2002. It has 34 member countries. Its Secretary General is Bundit Limschoon.
The ACD’s 1st meeting was held in Thailand in 2002 in which 18 Asian founding countries participated.
Qatar hosted the 5th meeting in 2006.
The major agendas of the ACD 2030’s vision are: promoting ACDs core principles and values and the spirit of Pan-Asian partnership.

About  Qatar
♦ Capital: Doha
♦ Currency: Qatari Riyal
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