SOME ELEMENTS OF STRATEGY AND PROSPECTS OF UKRAINE’S RELATIONS WITH THE COUNTRIES OF THE EAST ASIAN REGION

SOME ELEMENTS OF STRATEGY AND PROSPECTS OF UKRAINE’S RELATIONS WITH THE COUNTRIES OF THE EAST ASIAN REGION

Under today’s political and security conditions, the emphasis in foreign policy of Ukraine is made on Euro-Atlantic direction. However, this negatively affects the strategy of diversifying political and trade-economic ties with other regions, in particular the East Asian region (EAR), which is the world’s largest centre of economic growth. For most EAR countries, Ukraine is not a priority partner or a significant actor in the region’s economy, just as the region, with the exception of individual countries, is not a significant actor in Ukraine’s economy. In this context, analysis of preferences and perspectives of the EAR for Ukraine is presented. Some elements of a strategy of Ukraine’s relations with the region are formulated; a number of recommendations are given

Under today’s political and security conditions, the emphasis in foreign policy of Ukraine is made on Euro-Atlantic direction. However, this negatively affects the strategy of diversifying political and trade-economic ties with other regions, in particular the East Asian region (EAR), which is the world’s largest centre of economic growth. For most EAR countries, Ukraine is not a priority partner or a significant actor in the region’s economy, just as the region, with the exception of individual countries, is not a significant actor in Ukraine’s economy. In this context, analysis of preferences and perspectives of the EAR for Ukraine is presented. Some elements of a strategy of Ukraine’s relations with the region are formulated; a number of recommendations are given
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Ihor Lossovskyi, Ph.D., Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Envoy of Ukraine of the First Class. He is currently a Deputy Head of the State Service of Ukraine for Ethnic Policy and Freedom of Conscience. He occupied different diplomatic positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine from 1993 to 2021, including Consul General of Ukraine in Toronto, Canada (2002-2006), Ambassador of Ukraine to Malaysia (2009-2010), and Ambassador at Large with the Ukrainian MFA (2014-2016). Dr Lassovskyi has an M.Sc. from T. Shevchenko Kyiv National University (1979) and an MPA from Ukraine National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine (2006). In 1989, he obtained a Ph.D. from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Dr. Lossovskyi is the author of about 150 research articles and 3 monographs in the field of international relations, regional security, the foreign policy of Ukraine, Russia and the Asia- Pacific, as well as 30 research works in the field of oil and gas exploration, and energy security.


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