JAKARTA, Indonesia, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Eleventh East Asia Summit will be held in Vientiane, Laos, on September 6–8, 2016. As a nation aspiring to become a regional maritime power, in Vientiane Indonesia is expected to push in particular for inter-regional cooperation in the maritime sector, reaffirming previous commitments made by ASEAN leaders in last year's East Asia Summit (EAS) in Kuala Lumpur.
In a recent article on the Jakarta Post, the Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi declared that "Maritime cooperation has been discussed since last year -- Indonesia succeeded in convincing ASEAN member states about the importance of maritime cooperation in the context of the EAS." In fact Indonesia is conscious of the fact that a maritime regime is key to fostering the region's economic growth.
Indonesia will seek ways to implement its maritime axis plan, as underlined by the government's recent posture in developing the Natuna Islands, located strategically close to the disputed South China Sea. Vientiane will also be the first ASEAN summit held since The Hague arbitration ruling that dismissed China's claims in the South China Sea.
The outcome of this summit and much more will be discussed at Marintec Indonesia -- held in Jakarta during 23-25 November 2016 - the leading business event and learning platform for the Maritime Industry in Indonesia. Organized by UBM Indonesia, Marintec will gather over 150 local and international companies which will share insight, technology, and create real growth opportunities for Indonesia and the region.
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