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The role of Indonesia in ASEAN, in East Asia Summit and in G20

  • Beginda Pakpahan

Jakarta   /   Tue, October 4 2011   /  05:00 am

Indonesia’s position is strategically important because of its involvement in ASEAN, in the East Asia Summit (EAS) and the Group of 20 (G20). Indonesia has active memberships at these three different levels. The structure of regional and global institutions has evolved at these three levels within the perspective of Indonesia’s foreign policy.

How can Indonesia improve its role and coordinate its position within these three levels of regional and global institutions?

For Indonesia, effective coordination is a must with regard to improving its position at these different levels.

At the sub regional level, Indonesia has played a crucial role in ASEAN because it is the ASEAN 2011 Chair. Indonesia has used a regional approach in order to promote its national interests by framing and shaping agendas and outcomes within the framework of ASEAN.

The theme of AS...