The aim of this program was to enhance the capacity of maritime law enforcement officials in managing preventive and responsive measures to protect the maritime domain against threats and unlawful acts.
The development of strategies and support efforts to enhance maritime cooperation is essential to strengthen peace and stability within the Indian Ocean region. The training program discussed the international legal framework governing maritime security, maritime terrorism, IUU fishing, facts, figures and trends of maritime piracy and pollution.
As the current Chair of IORA, Indonesia supports efforts to enhance maritime cooperation in order to strengthen peace and stability within the region. In his remarks, H.E. Ambassador Desra Percaya stated that, “this program is part of the implementation of the Jakarta Concord and the IORA Action Plan 2017-2021, which were adopted at the recent IORA Leaders’ Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia in March 2017.”
The importance of this training program was underscored by its high attendance, with delegates from 14 IORA Member States and 5 countries from the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) which provided the participants with the opportunity to share knowledge and experience among maritime law enforcement officials.