Syn­ergy at Sea New Party Boss

Mar­itime se­cu­rity will be part of closer ties between In­done­sia and In­dia as dis­cussed on the two-day state visit of Pres­i­dent Joko Wi­dodo to the sub­con­ti­nent Deputy Speaker of the MPR Peo­ple’s Rep­re­sen­ta­tive As­sem­bly Oes­man Sapta Odang takes the lead of

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ndia and In­done­sia share a lot of com­mon­al­i­ties in their di­verse mul­ti­cul­tural com­po­si­tion, for­eign pol­icy pos­tures and his­tor­i­cal link­ages. Both coun­tries also have im­por­tant stakes in the mar­itime is­sues that plague the Indo-pa­cific re­gion. On his mid-de­cem­ber two-day visit to In­dia, Pres­i­dent Joko Wi­dodo and In­dian Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi dis­cussed a range of is­sues and ar­eas of col­lab­o­ra­tion with a fo­cus on the en­hance­ment of mar­itime syn­ergy between the two coun­tries that initiated the 1955 Asia-africa Con­fer­ence. In a state­ment re­leased af­ter the talks, In­done­sia and In­dia, “Share com­mon in­ter­ests in en­sur­ing mar­itime se­cu­rity and the safety of sea lines of com­mu­ni­ca­tion.” The com­mu­niqué also em­pha­sised the need for free­dom of nav­i­ga­tion rights and a peace­ful res­o­lu­tion in the dis­puted South China Sea while com­mit­ting to more naval ex­er­cises.

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