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on 12 March 2018 at the Japanese-German Center Berlin
In Asia-Pacific a new political situation is developing as reflected in various political and security policy initiatives in the area. Japan declared a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy” in August 2016 in order to promote the stability and prosperity of the regions as a whole. In 2017 Prime Minister ABE Shinzo and Prime Minister Narendra MODI of India also agreed to align Japan’s “Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy” with India’s “Act East Policy”.
The Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy consists of three pillars:
- promoting and establishing freedom of navigation and the rule of law
- pursuing economic prosperity by improving connectivity with quality infrastructure
- securing peace and stability with maritime law enforcement and disaster prevention.
Germany and India as well as Japan share the interest to maintain rules based international order, especially in the maritime area. Experts from the three countries will discuss the common responsibility to a multipolar world, economic cooperation and security challenges and the relevance of a free and open Indo-Pacific.
Conference language will be English only.
Further Information: Michael Niemann or Sascha Lück