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Indonesia’s New Foreign Policy: Building a Global Maritime Hub

11 October 2016 - 08:00 to 09:15

Chatham House, London


HE Dr Rizal Sukma, Ambassador of Indonesia to the UK

Chair: Lord Michael Williams of Baglan, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Chatham House



Following his election as Indonesian president in 2014, Joko Widodo set out a vision of the nation as a ‘global maritime fulcrum’, serving as a major hub between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The initiative incorporates a focus on defence, strengthened maritime infrastructure, improved connectivity within the archipelago and continued economic and defence cooperation with the United States and key regional powers.

In this briefing, Rizal Sukma, Indonesian ambassador to the UK and foreign affairs adviser to the president, will discuss the role of this maritime strategy within Indonesia’s foreign policy.

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

This event is only open to Major Corporate Member and Partner organizations of Chatham House. If you would like to register your interest, please RSVP to Linda Bedford. We will contact you to confirm your attendance.