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RI pushing for ASEAN Indo-Pacific concept: FM

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Chiang Mai, Thailand   /   Mon, January 21 2019   /  02:27 am

Indonesia continues to push for the completion of the ASEAN concept of the Indo-Pacific based on the principles and scope of cooperation conveyed by Indonesia.

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said after attending the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Retreat meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on Friday that various advances had been achieved and Indonesia was expecting the concept to be agreed upon at the upcoming ASEAN Summit.

“Indonesia welcomes contributions and input from ASEAN members that have enriched the ASEAN Indo-Pacific concept. Amid the regional dynamics, the concept of ASEAN Indo-Pacific cooperation will strengthen ASEAN’s centrality in contributing to the stability and prosperity of the region in a sustainable manner,” she said in a statement.

The Indo-Pacific concept is an evolving concept for a regional order straddling the Indian and Pacific oceans, interpr...