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RI, island states pledge sustainable solutions

  • Apriza Pinandita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, November 2 2019   /  01:54 am

A number of high-ranking officials from archipelagic and island states gathered in Manado, North Sulawesi, on Friday to take action on the lingering issue of global maritime sustainability, pledging to promote ecotourism in a “smart and innovative” manner.It was the second time for ministers and high-ranking officials from 25 countries — from Fiji in the South Pacific and Madagascar in the Indian Ocean to Japan in East Asia and the United Kingdom in Europe — to meet in the Archipelagic and Island States (AIS) Forum. Founded last year — also in Manado — the AIS Forum was established at the time by 21 participating countries.A number of multilateral organizations also took part in the event, including the Melanesian Spearhead Group, the United Nations World Tourism Organization, the Pacific Islands Development Forum and the AIS Forum Secretariat.Chairing the meeting on Friday, ...