India to host 6th India-China SED
India will host the 6th India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) that will focus on collaboration between two countries on areas of infrastructure, energy, high-tech, resource conservation, pharmaceuticals an policy coordination. The three-day dialogue will be held from September 7-9 and will be chaired by NITI Aayog vice chairman Rajiv Kumar and Chinese side will led by chairman, National Development and Reforms Commission (NDRC). Senior representatives from policy making, industry and academia are expected to participate in the dialogue from both sides.
- Set up between erstwhile Planning Commission and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China during the visit of Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao to India in December 2010, the SED has since then served as an effective mechanism for enhancing bilateral practical cooperation.
- Under the aegis of the SED, senior representatives from both sides come together to constructively deliberate on and share individual best practices and successfully identify sector-specific challenges and opportunities for enabling ease of doing business and facilitating bilateral trade and investment flows.
- The 5th SED was held in Beijing on April 14 2018 right before the informal Wuhan Summit between the leaders of the two countries.