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Ketagalan Forum—2021 Asia-Pacific Security Dialogue to discuss regional security issues in the postpandemic era

  • Date:2021-08-20
  • Data Source:Department of Policy Planning

August 20, 2021 
No. 151 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Prospect Foundation will hold the Ketagalan Forum—2021 Asia-Pacific Security Dialogue on Tuesday, August 31. The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) looks forward to strengthening cooperation and dialogue with all parties concerned through the forum and working together to maintain and promote peace, security, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific.  
Due to the ongoing global pandemic and in compliance with domestic antipandemic regulations, the forum will be conducted online. Important guests will be invited to deliver opening remarks and a keynote speech before participating in panel discussions with political figures, scholars, and experts from regional nations on the challenges and opportunities of the postpandemic era. The forum will feature four panels, focusing on regional security issues including Taiwan Strait developments, prospects for the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, gray zone coercion, and the postpandemic economic outlook. 
Kelly Craft, former US Permanent Representative to the United Nations, will deliver the opening keynote speech. Sixteen political figures and scholars from the United States, Japan, France, Australia, India, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Vietnam, and the Philippines will participate in in-depth panel discussions with Taiwanese officials, scholars, and experts. Panelists include Randall Schriver, Chairman of the Project 2049 Institute; Makishima Karen, Member of the Japanese House of Representatives; Peter Jennings, Executive Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute; Hyun Oh-seok, former Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea; Pham Quang Vinh, former Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; and Bert Hofman, Director of the East Asia Institute of the National University of Singapore.  
MOFA welcomes all to participate in this year’s forum. For registration, agenda details, and other information, please visit the Ketagalan Forum website (