Jumat , 19 May 2017, 22:10 WIB

In maintaining regional security, Indonesia is on the right path: Japanese academia

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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Indonesia is located on the right path to participate in the efforts to create and maintain security and political stability in the Indo-Pacific region, a Japanese academic at Hosei University, Satoru Mori, said during a geopolitical forum on Friday.

"Therefore, Indonesia must be strong in economy and politics, and we really support it," he noted.

According to him, the increasingly open world order creates a dynamics of security competition in the region, where Indonesia can contribute to establishing new initiatives.

One of the efforts that can be carried out by the country is to improve maritime cooperation, both in the security sector and the marine industry.

"Indonesia is currently developing its infrastructure to be able to improve its capabilities and to join the forces of other world economies," Satoru said.

The Jakarta Geopolitical Forum has been organized by the National Resilience Institute (Lemhannas) from May 18 to 20, with the theme of "Geopolitics in a Changing World."

The forum features 22 speakers, including 12 speakers from the United States, Canada, Russia, China, Japan, Australia, Austria, Britain, Turkey, Singapore, France, Egypt and five Indonesian speakers from high government institutions, ministries and government agencies, universities, state-owned enterprises, private sectors and other civil institutions.

A number of topics will be discussed at the forum, such as global peace and security, development in the global economy, extremism, radicalism and terrorism, the environment and climate change, as well as migrants, refugees and victims of natural disasters. 

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