Holding the First AIS Summit, Jokowi Believes It Will Open New Opportunities for Economic Cooperation
Bali – President Jokowi believes that holding the 2023 AIS Forum Summit will open up opportunities for Indonesia to target new markets in the context of economic cooperation.
President Jokowi expressed this at the 2023 AIS Forum Summit at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC), Wednesday (11/10).
“This forum will strengthen relations with partner countries in facing common challenges and implementing sustainable business practices that can be implemented to mitigate existing challenges,” explained Jokowi.
Furthermore, the Head of State of the Republic of Indonesia explained that collaboration and solidarity between archipelago and island countries is very important to produce strategic, concrete and tactical steps in solving common problems.
The 7th President of the Republic of Indonesia also revealed that this inaugural summit was a step of ‘hands-on diplomacy’ taken by Indonesia.
According to him, with the improvement in Indonesia’s economic conditions, through this forum Indonesia wants to share its knowledge and capacity with partner countries with the same characteristics as Indonesia.
Previously, Assistant Deputy for Delimitation of Maritime Zones and Border Areas at the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Sora Lokita, explained that island and archipelagic countries were facing the same challenges, ranging from climate change, connectivity to marine pollution.
“It could be said that most of the AIS Forum countries are developing countries. “But indeed, in the future Indonesia will definitely use this vehicle in the future to open market access, and also how we can mobilize movements at the global level on maritime issues,” he explained.
The solutions that we want to offer and work on through this forum, he added, are solutions that are familiar to users, not only available and can be implemented in developed countries but can also be implemented in developing countries and other countries.