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"Free Trade & multilateral cooperation in a rules-based system can no longer be considered purely Western concepts": Ambassador Lepel

19.01.2018 - Press release

Director General Asia Pacific in the German Foreign Office Ina Lepel underlined the need for continuous adaptation reform of the liberal order in the New Asian Centuryunder evolving circumstances.

Director General Asia Pacific in the German Foreign Office Ina Lepel underlined the need for continuous adaptation reform of the liberal order in the New Asian Century under evolving circumstances.

India is an excellent partner in that respect, she stressed in her speech at the Raisina Dialogue convened by the Oberserver Research Foundation (ORF).

“India with its democratic traditions, pluralism and economic vibrancy can be a major champion of the reformed liberal order”. Ambassador Lepel underlined her confidence, that this would happen best in cooperation with a reinvigorated EU, helping to preserve a set of liberal rules and values in a more complicated world.

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