On October 22, The Global Diwan had the great honour and privilege to meet with India’s Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Jawed Ashraf.
Our introduction of the club was met with enthusiasm and interest as H.E Mr. Jawed Ashraf assured us of his active support and participation in our initiatives to foster exchanges between India and Europe. These initiatives will take the form of events, encounters (as soon as the sanitary situation eases) and webinars with senior Indian officials (Spring 2021).
The Chairman of our Advisory Board, The Ambassador Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, as a specialist of India – who speaks Hindi and Urdu – alongside both founding members of the club Eric Schell and Alexandre Houssard, couldn’t stress enough the essential role of a great power and civilisation such as India in Asia and in a globalised world.
This encounter follows on from our many meetings of introduction with representatives from countries in North Africa, the Near and the Middle East. Our strong interest towards the Far East with India and Singapore in particular, is another step in opening effective channels of communication between Eastern and Western leaders.