Phnom Penh (FN), Feb. 25 – We live in an uncertain world of constant change. One could comprehend the evolving global headwinds blowing in the direction of the global recession but could not speculate what the future holds. Therefore, multilateral and minilateral dialogues have been organised to discuss possible approaches to make concerted efforts to build resilience against current crises and future shocks.

Mekong-Lancang countries will have to navigate through the fog of war in Ukraine and various global headwinds on the geopolitical and economic fronts and the prospect of de-globalisation. For decades, global trade and economic architecture have been in clear motion with predictable regimes, where decisions were premised largely on economic reasoning; however, this may no longer happen because geopolitical implications may colour economic decisions more and more in unpredictable ways in the years to come.

Read AVI Policy Brief: "Strengthening Cross-Border Trade Facilitation in the Mekong-Lancang Subregion: Navigating through Geopolitics of Supply Chain" below.