Leaders of 30 countries to attend peace conference in Hyderabad


HYDERABAD, India — Prime ministers and presidents of over 30 nations are expected to visit the southern Indian city of Hyderabad to participate in an international peace conference being organized by Indo Arab Friendship Forum.

This was announced by Jaber Patel, the president of the forum while he was addressing the media upon receiving the BRICS award. The award was presented by the BRICS Global Forum at Media Plus Auditorium in the city on Sunday evening in recognition of Patel’s services to strengthen Indo Arab ties.

Addressing the media, Patel said, “An international peace conference will be held in Hyderabad and leaders of many nations are invited.”

Indian President Ramnath Kovind is expected to inaugurate the two-day international conference, he said. At least 30 leaders will be participating in this conference for peace, humanity and brotherhood, he said.

Mr. Patel, who heads the India Arab Friendship Forum, said, "His aim is to strengthen bilateral trade and friendship between countries. Governments interact at the diplomatic level, but to strengthen ties, friendship is required, and his work will be focused on strengthening bilateral relations by promoting friendship between these nations.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice President of BRICS Global Forum in Russia Sergey Fokin lauded the Hyderabadi hospitality. He stressed on promoting cultural diplomacy and trade with love, peace and humanity.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Abdul Basith, vice president of the International Diplomatic Club who traveled from London to present the award, said countries that do not use dollars for trade can rely on barter system for a common medium of trade.

Tobius, a renewable energy specialist from Germany who was part of the visiting delegation that presented the award, said his renewable energy project, particularly the desalination of water project that uses solar panels is a multi-million dollar project that will benefit BRICS members. He said he will be in INDIA to support discussion of this project among BRICS members.

Renonwed artist and art curator Ms Dariyar, said art can be used to promote trade. Art is a language which is understandable everywhere in the world. India is doing a 200$b business every year with arab countires.

Jabel Patel announced that “a political and media delegation will be taken to Russia to further strengthen ties between India and Russia to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.” — SG