Co-hosted by China Oceanic Development Foundation, Dalian Maritime University and the University of Genoa, Italy, the 2nd Seminar on Sea Lane Security between China and Europe was held virtually on December 17-18, 2022. More than 160 people from home and abroad attended the Seminar and had in-depth discussion on topics such as Sea Lane Communication and Navigation Safety, Sino-Europe Maritime Cooperation, and Maritime Supply Chain Security between China and Europe.
The opening ceremony was chaired by MA Mingfei, Director of International Cooperation and Exchange Office, Dalian Maritime University, PAN Xinchun,Vice President & Secretary-General of China Oceanic Development Foundation, ZHAO Youtao, Vice President of Dalian Maritime University and Fulvio Mastrogiovanni, Deputy Rector of University of Genoa, Italy, attended and addressed the opening ceremony.
PAN Xinchun said that China and Europe are two major forces for world peace, two major markets for common development and two major civilizations for human progress. Higher-level cooperation between China and Europe is good for China, Europe and the world. He believed that this seminar will once again inject positive energy into China-EU cooperation.
ZHAO Youtao said that as an important bridge and link for economic trade and people-to-people exchanges between China and Europe, sea lane security is particularly important for bilateral trade. He hoped that the participants could enhance consensus and jointly contribute wisdom and strength to the sustainable development of global shipping industry.
Fulvio Mastrogiovanni said that the Eurasian continent is closely linked and the security and stability of the sea lanes between China and Europe are pretty vital. In the face of the diversified and complex international situation, the convening of this seminar is timely and necessary. In response to such new circumstances, Chinese and European scholars should take the initiative to strengthen exchanges and cooperation.
The seminar was divided into four sessions. More than 30 experts from China, Italy, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Portugal, Norway, Australia, South Korea and other countries delivered keynote speeches on four topics, namely “Sea Lane Communication and Navigation Safety”, “Maritime Security and Sino-Europe Maritime Cooperation”, “Sea Lane Safety and Security between China and Europe” and “Maritime Supply Chain Security between China and Europe”.
This seminar fully affirms the overall sound situation of the security of international sea lanes and provides a platform for exchanges to promote international maritime security cooperation and further safeguard the security of China-EU sea lanes.