Indonesia Encourages Maritime Cooperation at OOC 2018


JAKARTA, – Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi and Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti explained about Indonesia’s plan to host the 2018 Our Ocean Conference (OOC),  to  be held in Bali, October 29-30 2018.

OOC 2018 will give Indonesia the  opportunity  to confirm  its commitment in the sustainable fisheries sector, sustainable blue economy, and maritime security. This  commitment is taken  through efforts to fight  Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUUF), development of economy and coastal shipment security   and the souvereignty of the United State of the Republic of Indonesia.

OOC is one of Indonesia’s concrete commitments in implementing Maritime Diplomacy  and the World Maritime Axis. This conference will yield  a variety of commitments that are measured, real and have a sustainable impact. OOC 2018 not only involves government actors, but  is also a multi-stakeholder meeting involving the private sector, academics, NGOs, CSOs, youth and practitioners in the marine sector.

Foreign Minister Retno and Minister Susi are preparing various aspects of the 2018 OOC meeting. Topics of maritime diplomacy, maritime economy, maritime security and climate change will be some of the issues to  be discussed in  this conference. (KML/TPP)