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Government of India
Ministry of Communications
10-December-2010 17:37 IST
Gurudas Kamat to attend the 5th International Conference on Federalism in Ethiopia
Shri Gurudas Kamat, the Minister of State for Communications & Information Technology has been nominated to represent India at the 5th International Conference on Federalism.

The Fifth International Conference on Federalism will be held at Addis Ababa in Ethiopia from December 13-16, 2010. The International Conferences on Federalism are organised by the Government of the host country in partnership with the Forum of Federations, Canada. These conferences provide a platform for practitioners and experts to share experiences on the challenges associated with operation of federal and federal-type systems.

The International Conferences on Federalism were initiated in 1999 by the Forum of Federations, Canada with the Conference in Mt. Tremblant, Canada. This was followed by the Second Conference in 2002 in St. Gallen, Switzerland, Third in Brussels, Belgium, in 2005, and Fourth in New Delhi, India, in 2007.