MOFA to host Ketagalan Forum—2023 Indo-Pacific Security Dialogue focusing on Taiwan Strait situation and global security issues

Data Source:Department of Policy Planning

August 4, 2023
No. 260

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Prospect Foundation will host the seventh Ketagalan Forum—2023 Indo-Pacific Security Dialogue at the Grand Hyatt Taipei on August 8. This event is aimed at enhancing cooperation and dialogue among relevant parties so as to maintain and advance peace, security, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific.

This year’s forum returns to a fully in-person format following a three-year hybrid format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Taro Aso, former Prime Minister of Japan and current member of the House of Representatives and Vice President of the LDP, and Andrus Ansip, former Prime Minister of Estonia, will deliver keynote speeches. The roster of other guests comprises 14 parliamentarians, political figures, scholars, and experts from 12 countries, including Admiral Karambir Singh, Chairman of India’s National Maritime Foundation; Keisuke Suzuki, a member of Japan’s House of Representatives; Vilius Semėška, a member of the Lithuanian Seimas; Daniel Russel, Vice President for International Security and Diplomacy at the US-based Asia Society Policy Institute; and Isaac Ben-Israel, Director of the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Israel’s Tel Aviv University. They will engage in discussions with Taiwanese officials, scholars, and experts on the situation across the Taiwan Strait and the global security order; the challenges of information warfare, cognitive warfare, and other gray-zone tactics and their impact on democracy; and the restructuring of international supply chains, including Taiwan’s role in this process.

MOFA invites the public to watch the proceedings via the Ketagalan Forum channel on YouTube. A program for the event and related information is available at the Ketagalan Forum website. (E)