The 9th Heads of Mission Conference was held in New Delhi from June 30-July 2, 2018. It was inaugurated by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. The conference comes at the time when India is monitoring several important global developments including sanctions imposed by United States on Russia and Iran, and China’s new assertiveness in Indo-Pacific region.
The theme of three-day annual conference was ‘Unprecedented Outreach: Unparalleled Outcomes’. It saw participation of all Indian ambassadors and high commissioners and deliberated on India’s key foreign policy issues and goals .It provided government a common platform to brief country’s top diplomats for promoting India’s national interests abroad and on economic reform initiatives and measures taken for improving ease-of-doing business in the country so that these aspects can be highlighted on the global stage.