Photo Gallery: International Connectivity: Changing Existing and Creating New Transportation, Logistics, and Financial Systems. Fourth Session of the 13th Asian Conference of the Valdai Discussion Club

On December 13–14, St. Petersburg will host the 13th Asian Conference of the Valdai Discussion Club, titled “Russia and Asia in the Emerging International Order”. The participants of the fourth session will discuss changing and creation of the transportation, logistics, and financial systems.

Sustainability of transport, logistics, and financial systems is an essential condition for maintaining the international connectivity. However, both these aspects are now facing challenges that pose growing threats of international instability: the conflict between the West and Russia and growing Sino-American tensions. The most important questions are following: How to maintain market connectivity in Asia and the one between Asia and other world regions? What are the promising ways to develop logistical and financial systems to support international trade? What does Russia want and what can it give to Asia in this regard?