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Tharoor to represent India at CoD meet

Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor will lead the Indian delegation to the ministerial meeting of the Community of Democracies (CoD) next week.

india Updated: Jul 08, 2009 21:33 IST

Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor will lead the Indian delegation to the ministerial meeting of the Community of Democracies (CoD) next week.

Tharoor will lead the Indian delegation at the ministerial meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, July 11-12, the external affairs ministry said in a statement.

"During the meeting, the ministers will discuss key thematic concerns, including poverty, development and promotion of democratic governance," it said.

The CoD is an intergovernmental forum aspiring to bring democratic governments together to strengthen democratic institutions worldwide.

Its current members are the US, India, Poland, the Czech Republic, Mali, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, the Philippines, Mongolia, Morocco, El Salvador, Cape Verde and Italy.