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Jakarta Post

Lessons learned at the SCS workshop process ( Part 3 of 3 )

  • Hasjim Djalal

Singapore   /   Thu, June 30 2011   /  07:00 am

Ten, countries in the region should develop cooperative efforts so that potential conflicts could be managed by converting them into actual cooperation.

Any potential conflicts also contain elements for cooperation. Efforts to formulate and implement cooperative projects should move beyond the expression of political support to actual implementation by providing the necessary financial, technical and administrative support.

11. Countries in the region should develop various forums for dialogue — either bilateral or multilateral, either formal or informal. The various forums should hopefully, in the end, be able to produce a set of agreed upon codes of conduct for the region. The contribution of track-two activities to preventive diplomacy should not be underestimated.

12. Countries should pursue various avenues of peaceful settlement of disputes through negotiatio...