Second NADI Workshop on Maritime Security
The NADI Workshop on Maritime Security was held in Bali, Indonesia, from 8 to 10 May 2012. The Workshop was hosted by BG Junias L Tobing, Chief, Center for Strategic Studies, Indonesian National Defence Forces (TNI) and moderated by First Admiral Dr Yani Antariksa
Presentations were made on the maritime security outlook in East Asia, emerging maritime security issues and challenges arising from transnational security issues and non-traditional security issues as well as on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) due to more frequent earthquakes and tsunamis, and climatic change. It was highlighted that cooperation both among Asean countries and with the Plus countries, would be important to deal with HADR and other maritime security issues. The Asean militaries and related security agencies could play a significant role in dealing with these issues. The NADI members shared the view that Asean countries should be cohesive and have a common vision to deal with maritime security issues as well as to enhance their capacities and expertise in order to take the lead in their cooperation with the Plus countries, to deal with the regional maritime security issues and transnational security issues. They emphasised the importance of Asean centrality in Asean centric regional processes. They shared the view on a peaceful resolution of disputes in the South China Sea and the adherence to international law, UNCLOS, the Declaration of Conduct of Parties the South China Sea (DOC) and the Implementing Guidelines of 2011, and eventually the Code of Conduct when it is concluded. In this regard, The NADI participants have proposed some recommendations for the consideration of the ADMM track.
The Chairman’s Report of the NADI Workshop on Maritime Security is attached.