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for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen
spoke at the 177th Bergedorf Round Table earlier today on the partnership
between Europe and the Asia-Pacific. The session was moderated by
Editor-in-Chief of the Northern German Broadcasting Andreas Cichowicz. The 177th edition was held virtually.
the session, Dr Ng said that Europe could not afford to be on the sidelines in
this phase of Asia-Pacific’s history and called on European countries to build
on its existing partnerships with Asia-Pacific countries in the areas of
people-to-people exchanges, co-creation of international rules and norms,
cooperation in science and technology, and strengthening trade links. Dr Ng
also exchanged views with participants on the role of multilateral institutions,
and highlighted the importance of open communication and engagement among all parties in
maintaining regional peace and stability.
in 1961, the Bergedorf Round Table is
organised by the Koerber Foundation and is a platform for politicians and
experts to discuss questions pertaining to foreign and security policy. The
theme of the 177th Bergedorf Round Table is “Shaping the Future Together? Europe
and the Indo-Pacific in the 21st Century”.