TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko `Jokowi` Widodo demanded partnership enhancement on the maritime sector in a bid to strengthen the state’s economy, peace, and stability. Jokowi conveyed the statement Thursday, November 15, in ASEAN-India Informal Breakfast Summit which was held in Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore.
“Indonesia, ASEAN, and India have shared vision concerning ties on maritime affairs by stepping up efforts to strengthen the investment and trade, preserve sustainability of sea resources, and tighten maritime security,” said Jokowi as quoted from a press release issued by the Protocol, Press, and Media of Presidential Secretariat today, November 15.
Jokowi believed all measures could be achieved as long as each country strengthen Indo-Pacific region by putting forward ties on maritime affairs, connectivity, and sustainable development.
“Cooperation in the maritime sector is a significant key for ASEAN-India partnership. A safe ocean is our common destiny,” the president remarked.
Through Indo-Pacific partnership, Jokowi continued, ASEAN-India relationship would be closer, grow in prosper, and contribute for regional peace, stability, and prosperity.
The ASEAN-India Informal Breakfast Summit attended by ASEAN countries’ leaders and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.