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SCS workshop produces cooperation agreements

  • Tama Salim

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung   /   Fri, November 18 2016   /  09:14 am

An annual informal workshop that gathers disputing parties in the South China Sea (SCS) has successfully concluded this year, showcasing the importance of continued dialogue and constructive collaboration in managing potential conflict in the region.

However, more intense engagement is required if the relevant parties are serious about taking cooperation to the next level and eventually resolving the outstanding disputes in the region.

Head of the Foreign Ministry’s Policy Analysis and Development Agency (BPPK), Siswo Pramono, said the 26th Workshop on Managing Potential Conflicts in the SCS had proven to be a big success in that a number of new and ongoing cooperation initiatives had been confirmed.

Among confirmed projects is a study on climate change in the SCS and its impact on littoral states and the continuation of the Southeast Asia Network for Education and...