Ambassador of Canada visits the banking association
As part of a one-day visit to Liechtenstein, the Ambassador of Canada to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Ambassador Wittmann together with Commercial Counsellor Schauer and Trade Commissioner Assistant Kern also visited the Liechtenstein Bankers Association on Thursday. The aim of the meeting was to exchange views on the common interests between Canada and the Liechtenstein banking centre. A particular focus was on the topics of digitalisation in general and blockchain in particular.
f.l.t.r.: Trade Commissioner Assistant Lakshmi Kern, Commercial Counsellor Nadja Schauer, Ambassador Patrick Wittmann, Dr. Hans-Werner Gassner, Simon Tribelhorn
The main focus of the meeting was on the two topics of blockchain and sustainability which will significantly change and shape the financial sector, the economy and our society today and in the future. The Canadian delegation was particularly interested in the LBA's membership of the Canada-based Blockchain Research Institute (BRI). In this context, the LBA gave a brief overview of the ongoing and planned activities in connection with the BRI.
It goes without saying that the ongoing Ukraine war and the human suffering caused by it was also the subject of the discussions. The delegations were both very concerned and strongly condemned the military aggression of the Russian Federation as well as the ongoing warfare in Ukraine. In addition, the Canadian delegation was also interested in how Liechtenstein banks deal with the ongoing international sanctions.
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