President Hahm Chaibong and Dr. Lee Jaehyon (Center for Regional Studies) of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies participated in the Singapore Forum 2016 held under the theme of “Asia and the World – Shared Opportunity, Shared Prosperity” on 1-2 April 2016 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore. Before the opening of the Forum, President Hahm also held a breakfast meeting with Mr. Peter Tan, Singapore’s current Deputy Secretary and former Ambassador to South Korea.
Following Mr. Tokayev’s opening address, President Hahm acted as the moderator of the first plenary session, “New Model of Great Powers Relations: What it Means for Asia?” The Forum covered other regional political and economic topics such as opening markets within and beyond the ASEAN region and economic opportunity in a time of uncertainty. Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, Dr. Jeffrey Bader, former Senior Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council of the United States, Mr. Li Zhaoxing, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of People’s Republic of China, and Dr. Narongchai Akrasanee, former Minister of Commerce of Thailand were among notable speakers.
Date: April 1, 2016 6:30 p.m. – April 2, 2016 4:30 p.m.
Location: Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore