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Unleashing the Power of South Asia: WION conclave begins in Dubai, thought leaders to discuss way forward for the region

File photos of Sadhguru, VVS Laxman, and Riz Khan. (Riz Khan image courtesy: rizkhan.tv) Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 20, 2019, 08.32 AM (IST)

The Global Summit hosted by WION began in Dubai today.  

The summit will be inaugurated by chief guest and guest of honour His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance, United Arab Emirates. Indian Ambassador to the UAE His Excellency Navdeep Suri will be guest of honour. 

The summit will bring together thought leaders from around the world to find common ground on the way forward for the South Asian region.

Spiritual guru Sadhguru will talk about the need for economic cooperation among the countries of South Asia. 

Former Indian Army chief General Bikram Singh will sit in conversation with former Pakistani ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani.

International journalist Riz Khan will moderate a discussion on "Is the face of media and entertainment changing?"

How can there be a South Asian conclave without cricket? VVS Laxman will talk about India's current dominance of world cricket.

What is the way forward for South Asia? Sri Lankan lawmaker Namal Rajapaksa, former Bangladesh minister and ruling Awami League member Hasan-ul-Haq Inu, and South Asia expert Michael Kugelman will deliberate on the issue. 

Catch it all live on WION — World is One News —  starting at 11.30 am IST today (February 20). 

Story highlights

The summit will see spiritual guru Sadhguru talking about the need for economic cooperation among the countries of South Asia, former Indian Army chief General Bikram Singh in conversation with ex Pakistani ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani, and others.