A webinar organized by the Embassy of Italy to Japan & The Embassy of Italy to India in collaboration with:
· the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
· the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
· the Ministry of External Affairs of India
· LIMES, Monthly Italian Geopolitical Magazine
· JIIA, Japan Institute for International Affairs
· ORF Foundation (India)
The Indo-Pacific Region has been increasingly recognized as one of the main engines of growth and development of the 21st Century. The area has acquired a significant geopolitical salience: it is a hub for global trade and energy supply, it is terrain for several global challenges from climate change to the resilience of maritime routes and it is at the center of the future of international connectivity.
Approximately two-thirds of the global container trade passes through the region, including over 50% of the overall EU maritime trade. The Indo-Pacific lanes are of paramount importance for a number of stakeholders that transcends the littoral countries. Furthermore, the economic prosperity of the nations who are benefitting from trade and connectivity in the Indo-Pacific is intertwined with the security dynamics of the region. There is a common interest in making sure that the Indo-Pacific construct relies on an effective multipolarism.
Which role and margins a European Union key actor such as Italy can exert in the Indo-Pacific Exchequer and what kind of cooperation it can seek with Regional players such as Japan and India?