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Association for Asian Union & Asia-Pacific Cooperation

A Non-Governmental Organization to promote the idea of UNITED ASIA (Founded 31 Aug. 2001)




About Chairman


                                            DR. BENI PRASAD AGARWAL - PROFILE


Chairman, Association for Asian Union & Asia-Pacific Cooperation,

Chairman, Forum for Confederation in the Sub-Continent of South Asia,

Chairman, Diplomatic Corps of  ICMEI (International Chamber of Media & Entertainment Industry),

 Member, Advisory Council, Toda foundation, Japan


MA (Politics), University of Allahabad, 1959.

Course for Asian diplomats by Hongkong-based "Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration" and German Foundation for Developing Countries in Malaysia and West Berlin, in 1972.

M.Phil. in Diplomacy, University of Oxford, UK,

(Thesis on Sino-Soviet Border Problem), 1974

PhD in International Relations, California, USA,


Formerly, Ambassador of India in Lebanon, Greece and Bulgaria. Also served as Ambassador to 6 African countries, (Somalia, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Niger, Liberia and Sierra Leon  ---   five concurrently)

Professor of Political Science in American University in Bulgaria in 1994

Earlier, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Allahabad University (1959), worked in East Asia, West Asia, East Europe, Policy Planning and Administration Divisions of the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi at various times. Minister, Embassy of India, Bonn, West Germany(1978-81), Counsellor, High Commission of India, London(1974), Consul of India in New York(1968-71) and Press Secretary, Embassy of India Moscow(1962-63).

Attended several Lectures/Seminars/Conferences on National and International Affairs in India, Oxford, UK, Vancouver, Canada and Vladivostok, Russia from 1995 to present

Chief Editor, "Harbinger of Asian Union" 2002,

Vice-Chairman, Allahabad University Alumni Association"2003,

Vice-Chairman, Asia-Pacific Relations, Vladivostok Programme Committee of the European-Pacific Congress Alliance for Euro-Asian Dialogue



Chancellor's Medal for the Best Student in B.A. 1955;

Several Debating Prizes at State and National level as a student;

Grand Cordon of the Order of the Cedars from Govt. of Lebanon, (Highest award of Lebanon) in 1984;

Grand Officer of the National Order of Ivory Coast

(Their Highest Award), conferred in 1993;

Order of the Madras Horseman (Class I) from Govt. of Bulgaria (Highest award of Bulgaria) in 1994.

18th National Award of Journalist Association of India for "Best Personality" in International Affairs 2011:

RS Foundation Award for Charitable Activities 2011. 



India International Center, New Delhi;

Association of Indian Diplomats;

Oxford - Cambridge Society of India;

Rotary Club of Delhi Midtown;

Delhi Golf Club;

Delhi Gymkhana Club;

Civil Service Officers' Institute, New Delhi, India.


Family consists of 2 sons and 2 daughters and 5 grandsons. Elder son is a Professor and also in Businessman in Germany, Elder daughter is a Lawyer based in London, Younger son is in Advertising in Mumbai and younger daughter is in Media in Mumbai.

A-45, I.F.S. Apartments, Mayur Vihar, Phase - I, Delhi - 110091, INDIA.
Tel. - 91 - 11 - 2753938,  Mobile: 91-9811113810/ 91-9717006025.


  Some interesting photos- Highest awards of Lebanon, "Grand Cordon of Order of the Cedars".


Damage to the Residence of Chairman, Dr. Beni Prasad Agarwal, when he was Ambassador of India in Beirut, Lebanon in 1983, during Shia-Sunni fighting, after departure of Yasser Arafat and his associates from Beirut to Tunisia, in the wake of Israeli Invasion of Lebanon in 1982, to be uploaded (can be seen in the photos section).