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|ECON | TCS held the 2nd Trilateral Economic Symposium – 2017.06.22|
On June 22, TCS co-organized the 2nd Trilateral Economic Symposium “Globalization at a Crossroads: Prospects for the Trilateral Economic Cooperation” in Tokyo, Japan with the Japan Forum on International Relations. The Symposium has been held since 2016 as a follow-up project of TCS’s annual publication of the Trilateral Economic Report. Four distinguished panelists including the main author of the Trilateral Economic Report 2016, Dr. ITOH Motoshige, Professor of Faculty of International Social Sciences, Gakushuin University, Dr. SONG Yeongkwan, Research Fellow of Korean Development Institute, Dr. ZHANG Qi, Vice Director-General of Research Department of Foreign Economic Relations, Development Research Center of the State Council, and Dr. KAWAI Masahiro, Superior Research Fellow of Japan Forum on International Relations and Project Professor of Tokyo University, were invited.
Approximately 80 participants attended the symposium, many of whom were from diplomatic and academic background. In the opening remark, TCS’s Deputy Secretary General Umezawa Akima highlighted that the three countries face new challenges and complexities under the uncertainties of the world, and encouraged the participants to actively contribute to the discussion to deepen mutual understanding on economic affairs of respective countries. Vigorous discussion on prospects for creative trilateral cooperation followed the presentations of the panelists on the current economic situation of each country.
In conclusion of the symposium, Deputy Secretary General Umezawa underlined that the deepening of trilateral cooperation contributes to the bilateral relations as well as to the peace, stability and prosperity of Northeast Asia.