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Indonesia Initiates AIS Summit to Address Maritime Issues


Bali – Director General of Information and Public Communication of the Ministry of Communication and Informatics, Usman Kansong invited national and local media to amplify the activities of the 2023 AIS Forum Summit which will be held in Bali on 10-11 October 2023.

“The media should work together to amplify the news about the AIS Forum so that the public can know and understand, especially regarding concrete examples of what has been done and the benefits of the AIS Forum for Indonesia,” said Usman Kansong.

According to him, holding the 2023 AIS Forum Summit in Indonesia will further strengthen world trust in Indonesia’s leadership in various international forums.

“In the last three to five years, Indonesia has gained confidence in holding various international forums, including AIS Forum activities,” said the Director General of Information and Public Communication at the Ministry of Communication and Information, Usman Kansong.

Director of Economic and Maritime Information and Communication, Ministry of Communication and Information, Septriana Tangkary, said that the 2023 AIS Forum Summit is a forum for cooperation between island and archipelagic countries around the world. He also said that holding this forum was an important momentum in showing Indonesia’s leadership.

“Indonesia’s participation in international forums is a form of Indonesia’s leadership in international events so that it becomes an opportunity to show Indonesia’s leadership at the world level,” said Septriana.

On the other hand, Assistant Deputy for Delimitation of Maritime Zones and Border Areas, Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Sora Lokita, explained that the emergence of the AIS Forum was an opportunity for Indonesia to make movements again on a global scale. The AIS Forum is a means of creating concrete and profitable activity programs for island or archipelagic countries and their residents.

“The main target of the AIS Forum Summit is the leaders’ declaration, which will contain the leaders’ hopes about how the AIS Forum will develop as an international organization that can help islanders and improve the various programs that have been carried out. “We must support it because this AIS Forum will one day be our pride as a forum for leading global movements related to maritime issues,” added Sora.

Therefore, Usman Kansong emphasized the important role of journalists in disseminating information about the 2023 AIS Forum Summit to the public, especially the role of Indonesia which this time is not only as host, but also as initiator of the AIS Forum.

“This belief has no meaning or meaning if it is not conveyed to the public by media friends. “We really hope that our friends can amplify the implementation of AIS so that people can understand it better,” hoped Usman.

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