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21st Asian Security Conference

Various scholars, academics, members of the Diplomatic Corp and dignitaries from 30 countries attended the 21st Asian Security Conference under the theme, Towards Reformed Multilateralism in the era of Indo-Pacific. The conference was hosted by Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, India. The Chairperson of Zimbabwe Institute of Diplomacy, Mr. V.A Chikanda was amongst International Relations and Diplomacy experts who presented at this fabulous conference. His presentation was mainly focusing on Geo-economics and the Reform of Multilateral Institutions. Addressing the conference, Mr. Chikanda emphasized the need to embrace cultural diversity to curb grievances in the international community since  the international context is marked by worrying uncertainties, fueled by geopolitical conflicts and fragmented economic governance, with undreamed-of consequences for Africa. Part of his address postulated avoidance of a third World War and a diplomatic comprehension of geopolitical tensions. Mr Chikanda concluded the conference discussions with the statement, “what doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger as the world!”