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Asian Development Outlook Update 2017

Yasuyuki Sawada, Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank, will present the Asian Development Outlook Update 2017 report, which provides growth forecast for the Asia-Pacific region. The report’s theme chapter focuses on sustatining development, mainly meeting the region’s large infrastructure needs, through public–private partnerships.

Uzbekistan at 26: New Ambitions, Promising Future

Under the presidency of Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Uzbekistan has pursued an ambitious reform and modernization agenda to join the group of upper-middle-income countries by 2030. To this end, a national program on the implementation of Strategy of Actions on Five Priority Areas of the Development of Republic of Uzbekistan for 2017-2021 has been approved.

Quo Vadis, North Korea? Prospects for Critical EU Engagement

The current North Korean nuclear and missile development programme has posed a serious threat to international peace and security. As a vocal proponent of global non-proliferation and disarmament regime, the EU has been vocal in its willingness to mediate talks aimed at freezing North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons program.

EU-China Maritime Connectivity: The Way Ahead

This seminar will bring together an expert panel of academics, policy makers and representatives from the private sector to discuss the state of play of maritime trade between China and Europe, thereby exploring ways to improve their maritime connectivity through for instance infrastructure investments, cooperation on customs matters, regulatory and technical cooperation.

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