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29 June 2017

Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Centre-State relations have evolved to the point that State government participation in foreign policy is no longer restricted to the economic sphere. The State governments will need, however, to have a clearer vision of the roles that they could (and should) play in India’s future economic and foreign policies.

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  • 27 June 2017
    What’s Next?

    The President of Madagascar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée Palace on 28 June. In South Africa, the ANC will hold its fifth National Policy Conference from 30 June to 5 July.

  • 21 June 2017
    What’s Next?

    The fifth Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Summit of Heads of State and Government will be held on 23 June in Swaziland. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Washington from 24-27 June.  

  • 14 June 2017
    What’s Next?

    The second BRICS Sherpa meeting will convene in Qingdao and Shandong provinces of China, 14-15 June. South Africa will mark Youth Day and the anniversary of the 1976 Soweto Uprising on 16 June.

  • 7 June 2017
    What’s Next?

    The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation Heads of State Council Meeting that will admit India and Pakistan as full SCO members will take place on 8-9 June in Astana, Kazakhstan.


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