Moscow, 12 September 2023 (TDI): The 8th Eastern Economic Forum 2023 witnessed a thought-provoking panel session titled “Biosecurity Sovereignty: Fighting Together or Every Man for Himself?” on September 12.
This significant event featured the participation of Andrey Rudenko, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, who delivered insightful remarks during the session.
The panel session, held amidst the backdrop of the Eastern Economic Forum, presented a unique opportunity to address critical issues surrounding biosecurity sovereignty.
In an era marked by rapidly evolving biosecurity risks influenced by globalization, economic integration, and advancements in synthetic biology and genetic engineering, the session provided a platform for extensive discussions on the shaping of modern epidemic processes.
In the current conditions of increased biological threats, it is crucial to have the capabilities required to independently manage the risks posed by epidemics.
The countries of the Asia-Pacific region not only have the necessary capacity to manage such risks but are also actively implementing them, as they rapidly and effectively develop science and technology to combat infectious threats. Russia shares the desire of Asia-Pacific states to build a modern system to counter biological threats.