Bali AIS Summit: Indonesia Builds Collaboration and Solidarity Between Maritime Countries
Bali – The Archipelagic and Island States (AIS) Forum High Level Conference (Summit) in Bali called for strengthening solidarity to overcome common problems in the maritime sector, which is based on the principle that the AIS Forum was initiated as a forum to overcome the problems faced by island countries and Island.
Head of the AIS Forum Secretariat, Riny Modaso, said that in general, island and archipelagic countries face the same problems when faced with maritime issues, one example of which is climate change.
“This is where the AIS Forum sees that there needs to be a collective effort to overcome this issue,” said Riny.
Riny continued, the other two main topics were the Blue Economy and Our Ocean and Our Future.
“These three discussions are a summary of the four focuses of AIS Forum’s work so far, namely climate change adaptation and mitigation, as well as disaster management, blue economy, handling plastic waste at sea, and good maritime governance,” he explained.
The implementation of the AIS Forum Summit in Bali is an initiation from Indonesia to create momentum so that it can encourage and encourage the importance of collaboration and mutual solidarity,
Previously, the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, said that the 2023 AIS Summit was very special because it was the first event of this forum to be attended by the Head of State or President level.
“The agreement formed by member countries at the 2023 AIS Summit could be something concrete or tangible for the maritime aspects of island countries,” said Luhut.
According to Luhut, a number of problems must be addressed concretely from agreements or cooperation at the AIS Summit, such as marine debris, coral reefs, mangrove replanting, and other similar matters, including fisheries.
For your information, the AIS Forum or Island and Small Island Countries Forum is a forum for cooperation between island and archipelagic countries around the world which aims to strengthen collaboration to overcome global problems, especially marine development. [-ed]