The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) launched an initiative titled ‘Videsh Aaya Pradesh ke Dwaar’ in Hyderabad with an aim to strengthen public diplomacy.
The other objective of the initiative was to enhance the commitment to take mandates of our foreign policy to the all the people.
The initiative involves MEA’s engagement with the regional media based in different cities across India who have carved their own space and have a unique and wide readership profile.
Through our direct interaction with the local media, the Ministry desires to communicate our foreign policy priorities in simple terms, highlight the benefits accruing to the common people through our diplomatic efforts and bring the domain of foreign policy closer to the people. It is also intends to create a pool of media professionals interested in foreign policy and guide them on connecting with the MEA.
The initiative was launched in Hyderabad, a key centre for Telugu and Urdu media, by Shri Raveesh Kumar, Official Spokesperson & Joint Secretary (External Publicity) of the Ministry of External Affairs. The event was attended by around 40 Editors and representatives from the main media organisations based in Hyderabad.