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Dr. Shiro Armstrong, a Fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, addressed a Foreign Policy Round Table at LKI on “Rising Protectionism, East Asian Trade and the Future of Asian Integration” on 19 September 2017.
Dr. Armstrong’s presentation highlighted how economically integrated Asian countries are in the process of further opening up to achieve higher living standards, and what course of action they may take to protect and preserve the open trading system and their interests regionally and globally.
The round table was held in partnership with the Australian High Commission in Sri Lanka. It was attended by the Deputy High Commissioner and Second Secretary from the Australian High Commission, the Deputy Chief of Mission of Japan, representatives from other diplomatic missions, LKI’s Board of Management, the Department of Commerce, the University of Colombo, and representatives of think tanks and the media.
The roundtable was moderated by Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja, Chair of the Global Economy Programme at LKI.
Click here for the key takeaways of the round table.
Photos: Fluke, by Ruvin de Silva