Addressing the Nikkei Forum on the Future of Asia in Tokyo, Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe highlighted Asia’s significance as the world’s largest economy, home to 60% of the global population, & a major contributor to global growth. He emphasized the region’s potential for continued growth, supported by China’s recovery, India’s domestic demand, and the contributions of advanced economies like Japan and South Korea.

President Wickremesinghe highlighted three major challenges facing Asia in his address at the Nikkei Forum on the Future of Asia in Tokyo. He said democratic values and human rights, climate change, & trade integration are key challenges & emphasized the importance of respecting the diverse political systems and definitions of human rights across Asian countries.

Addressing the Nikkei Forum President Wickremesinghe emphasized that Asia has become the global economic powerhouse and the most dynamic region, with its economy already comparable in size to Europe and North America’s economies.