Indonesia committed to sustainable sea management: Widodo

Indonesia is convinced of sustainable sea management. (With the help of) Our abundant maritime resources (we) will be able to restore the economy from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lay a basis for more sustainable development in the future.

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Leaders of 14 countries, including Indonesia, have expressed their commitment to sustainable sea management through the launch of a new action agenda and high level panel for sustainable ocean economy (Ocean Panel).

The move is part of efforts to mitigate global challenges in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a written statement released by the Ocean Panel Secretariat on Thursday, leaders of Indonesia, Australia, Canada, Chile, Fiji, Ghana, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Namibia, Norway, Palau, and Portugal have committed to ensuring nearly 30 million square kilometer of their national waters are managed in a sustainable way before 2025.

“Indonesia is convinced of sustainable sea management. (With the help of) Our abundant maritime resources (we) will be able to restore the economy from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lay a basis for more sustainable development in the future,” Indonesian President Joko Widodo said.

Source: Antara News
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