Beijing, May, 2018
The 8th India-China Strategic Dialogue between Ananta Aspen Centre and China Reform Forum was held in Beijing on May 9th 2018. Sridhar Venkiteswaran, CEO, Avalon Consulting, was part of the Indian Delegation which was led by Ambassador S K Lambah, Chairman, Ananta Aspen Centre & Former Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of India. Mr. Sridhar was invited to speak on ‘Challenges and Opportunities of Global Governance’. Ambassador Gautam Bambawale who hosted the delegates, during his address also stressed that “if India and China have to live and progress together, especially in the 21st Century, it is essential that we engage with each other seriously and talk to each other extremely frankly and candidly”. Referring to the recent informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Wuhan, Ambassador Bambawale said "both leaders spoke freely and frankly to each other on strategic and over-arching issues pertaining to the international and regional situations as well as on India-China relations."