Indonesia to play leadership role in sustainable maritime economy.


During the 7th century, the Srivijaya Empire ruled a large swath of Southeast Asia from the Indonesian island of Sumatra. With thriving trade links extending as far as China, historians describe the period as a time when the archipelago's maritime history flourished.

Recalling its past maritime glory, Indonesia- the world's largest archipelagic nation - is ready to be a 21st century leader in the sustainable maritime economy through the Archipelagic and Island States (AIS) Forum.

The AIS Forum, which Indonesia created in 2018 with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), brings together both developed...

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