Last year, the German government published the policy guidelines on the Indo Pacific to expand its co-operation with the region. It emphasizes the importance of South East Asia as part of further diversifying Germany’s and the EU’s relations with the region.
One year later, a panel discussion and dialogue addressed a major aim of the policy guidelines’ which is to avoid unilateral dependencies by diversifying partnerships and how to further intertwine policy making and enterprises. Listen in to an intriguing discussion on the ideas shared, how Germany and German enterprises should react to the unfolding situation as the Indo-Pacific moves further into the geoeconomic and geopolitical focus.
Mr James Crabtree - Executive Director, International Institute for Strategic Studies - Asia
Mr Jens Ruebbert - President of SGC
Prof Dr Axel Stepken - Chairman of the Board of Management TUV SUD AG, Chairman of the Executive Committee of OAV
Shirley Qi - President, South East Asia, Australia & New Zealand, EVONIK
Dr Dino Patti Djalal - Founder of the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia and Former Indonesian Ambassador to the United States
Mr Bilahari Kausikan - Chairman, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore and Former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore
Discussion impulses with:
HE Dr Norbert Riedel - German Ambassador to Singapore
Marco Neelsen - CEO, Port of Tanjung Pelepas
The event was jointly organized by the Singaporean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany with the support by the German Asia-Pacific Business Association and the German Embassies in Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur.
You can watch the recorded panel discussion here: