Indonesia, Nauru agree to boost maritime cooperation

Indonesia and Nauru have agreed on intensifying maritime cooperation and efforts to tackle impacts of climate change. “One of the biggest challenges is related to climate change, including the rising sea levels,” Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi stated after accompanying President Joko Widodo during a bilateral meeting with Nauru President Baron Waqa at the Bogor presidential palace on Friday. According to […]

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No pathway for West Papua to be put on decolonisation list

A New Zealand parliament select committee has heard there’s currently no pathway for Indonesian-ruled Papua region, known as West Papua, to be put on the UN decolonisation list. The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee was today briefed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about West Papua, following an earlier hearing in June. https://player.fm/series/radio-new-zealand-all-programmes/no-pathway-for-west-papua-to-be-put-on-decolonisation-list

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Indonesia backs ASEAN to continue capacity building for Timor Leste

Indonesia has expressed its support for ASEAN to continue capacity building assistance to Timor Leste to prepare it to become an ASEAN member, the Foreign Ministry said. “ASEAN needs to encourage Timor Leste to become an ASEAN member by increasing its capacity building assistance,” Director General of ASEAN Cooperation at the Indonesian Foreign Ministry, Jose Tavares, said in a press […]

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imor-Leste-flagged Boat Nabbed for Illegal Fishing

Fishery and Marine Monitoring Unit Kupang chapter in East Nusa Tenggara has nabbed a Chinese boat flying the flag of and possessing documents from the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (RDTL). The boat entered the exclusive economic zone (ZEE) on the marine border between Indonesia and Timor-Leste. The boat that was fishing illegally has been nabbed and escorted by authorities to […]

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MSG Fisheries Technical Working Group Meeting

The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) convened the 6th Fisheries Technical Advisory Committee (FTAC) Meeting from 13 to 17 November 2017 at the MSG Secretariat conference room in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The purpose of the meeting was to consider both the Inshore as well as the Offshore (Oceanic) fishery issues in Melanesia. The Acting Director General of the Secretariat, Mr. Peter […]

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