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Technical cooperation could ease tension in SCS: Forum

  • Eva Aruperes

    The Jakarta Post

Manado   /   Mon, September 10 2018   /  01:34 am

Increasing cooperation in the technical and scientific fields in the South China Sea (SCS) could create a more stable region and resolve disputes, Deputy Foreign Minister AM Fachir said on Saturday.

“We hope the cooperation between participating authorities in the technical and scientific fields, such as in marine databases, biodiversity and sea level changes, increases to create a more stable and favorable region, which is the main requirement in order to resolve disputes,” he said when opening the 28th workshop on Handling the Potential for Conflict in the South China Sea in Manado, North Sulawesi, over the weekend.

The annual workshop, held jointly by the ministry’s Policy Analysis and Development Agency (BPPK) and the Center for South East Asian Studies, aimed to strengthen cooperation to achieve concrete results in order to maintain peace, stability and prosperit...