Strategy for Strengthening Maritime Countries Through Global Economic Progress is the Focus of the 2023 AIS FORUM Summit
Jakarta – Professor at Indonesian Christian University (UKI) Prof. Angel Damayanti, Ph.D said that the 2023 AIS Forum Summit in Bali had a very positive impact on Indonesia which was held on 10 – 11 October 2023.
Prof. Angel Damayanti, Ph.D continued the discussion on strengthening maritime countries so that they are able to respond to challenges over the next 20 years and have a positive impact both for Indonesia and other countries.
“The AIS Forum Summit had a positive impact on Indonesia because it was proven that Indonesia had a very important role, Indonesia was also involved in discussing issues about the sea or maritime affairs or about various problems faced by island and archipelagic countries in facing various potential threats that is in the sea,” said UKI University Professor Prof. Angel Damayanti, Ph.D, while attending the Pancasila TV National Dialogue, Saturday, 7/10/2023.
Furthermore, he said that there are several roles for Indonesia in maritime countries which are very influential in advancing maritime countries through fulfilling the national and global economy by AIS members.
“Indonesia’s role is very strategic because Indonesia is seen by other countries to discuss maritime issues globally. As host, Indonesia has the right to determine the theme and agenda that will be discussed at the conference. Indonesia has the privilege to promote what is considered important, such as advancing the blue economy, ensuring Indonesia’s maritime security from the threat of damage to the marine environment. “As the host, Indonesia also has more freedom to determine how to agree on an agenda and agree on a joint declaration,” he explained.
“We hope that the potential is extraordinary. From the surface of the sea it can be used as energy, while from deep in the sea marine biota can be used to earn a living such as fish, shrimp, crabs, lobsters, etc. Then, there is more from the seabed, such as natural gas and oil. “Then the beach can be used for the creative economy, tourism will develop rapidly,” he concluded.