Building Peace and Connectivity through Research and Dialogue

Heart of Asia Society and Vivekananda International Foundation Sign MoU

June 12, 2021

The Heart of Asia Society is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with New Delhi-based think-tank, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF). The Heart of Asia Society is an Afghanistan-based, independent think-tank working in support of sustainable peace in Afghanistan and shared prosperity in the Heart of Asia region. VIF is a non-partisan, independent, Indian institution that promotes quality research and is a platform for dialogue and conflict resolution.

This MoU aims to foster stronger academic and research relations between the two organizations as well as creating scholarly exchanges between the broader Afghanistan-India intellectual community. Under this MoU, HAS and VIF will hold academic dialogues and take on joint research projects that can tackle some of the pressing issues in the bilateral Afghanistan-India relations as well as issues of mutual interest at the regional and global level.