Opening of the conference:
Andrey Bystritskiy, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club;
Alexey Ovchinnikov, Director, Asian and Pacific Cooperation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Session 1. The Pandemic: Development and International Politics in Asia
The global coronavirus pandemic has changed the international political and economic landscape in Asia and influenced the behaviour of states. Each of them had to choose their own unique recipe for protecting the population from disease and adapting the economic system to its consequences. Some countries have taken the path of transport and economic closure. Others remained more open to the world, but also inevitably faced the consequences of universal comparative autarchy. Objective of the session: to highlight and discuss the main consequences of the pandemic for the Asian region, both in general and at the level of individual states
Sungbae An, Director, International Macroeconomics and Finance Department, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (online);
Wang Wen, Professor, Executive Dean Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (online);
Dino Patti Djalal, Founder and President, Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia;
Igor Makarov, Head of the School of World Economy and Laboratory for Economics of Climate Change, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
Tsogtbaatar Damdin, Member of the Parliament of Mongolia; Head of Mongolian Delegation, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.