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Indonesia's chairmanship and future of Indian Ocean

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Jakarta   /   Tue, March 7, 2017   /  11:55 am
Indonesia's chairmanship and future of Indian Ocean Jakarta once again is playing host to foreign leaders as it welcomes more than 16 heads of government/state for the inaugural Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders’ Summit. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

Jakarta once again is playing host to foreign leaders as it welcomes more than 16 heads of government/state for the inaugural Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders’ Summit. Under the theme of “Strengthening Maritime Cooperation for a Peaceful, Stable and Prosperous Indian Ocean,” the summit will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the IORA, marking an important milestone in the regional organization’s development. Aside from holding the first ever gathering among the leaders of the IORA’s 21 member countries, the current chair Indonesia aims to produce three key outcome documents that will define the IORA’s vision for the future: the IORA Concord, the IORA Action Plan and the IORA Declaration on Countering Violent Extremism leading to Terrorism. While these gatherings often produce such documents, Jakarta’s effort should not be undere...

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