Director for NAM CSSTC Elaborates Indonesia’s Role for South-South Cooperation before JICA Research Institute
South-South Cooperation (SSC) is not a new phenomenon in Indonesia. Since Asian African Conference in 1955 in Bandung, Indonesia has implemented SSC policy. It means, Indonesia has been actively involved in SSC for 64 years.
Indonesia’s contribution has also shown through the establishment of Non-Aligned Movement Centre for South-South Technical Cooperation (NAM CSSTC) as one of the outcomes of 1995 Cartagena Summit. The Centre has been fully supported by the Government of Indonesia since then. Among 111 implemented programme activities by NAM CSSTC, most of them were co-organised with the Government of Indonesia.
These statements were raised during meeting and discussion between Ronny Prasetyo Yuliantoro, Director for NAM CSSTC and a number of officers of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Research Institute, on Tuesday (8/20). The activity was held at NAM CSSTC Office, Jakarta.
Meeting attendants include Shiga Hiroaki, JICA Research Fellow; Siti Alifah Dina, Contact Point for JICA Research Institute; Takashima Risako, JICA Research Programme Division; and Uematsu Sayuri, Representative for JICA Indonesia Office.
Shiga Hiroaki is a researcher specialised in political science, law and development of former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
Hiroaki stated that the increasing roles of China and India demonstrated significant change in the SSC. It was said that JICA Research Institute currently seeking information on efforts made by Indonesia as fellow emerging donor for the SSC, particularly in relation to contribution to Southeast Asian region which is in line with the concept of ASEAN Centrality.
At the afternoon’s meeting, Director Ronny was explaining the role of Indonesia toward NAM CSSTC’s sustainability as well as SSC programmes that have been implemented by NAM CSSTC in partnership with the Government of Indonesia. NAM CSSTC’s view on the Indo-Pacific concept was also elaborated. Director Ronny said that principally, NAM CSSTC always supports cooperation among developing countries implemented on the basis of mutual benefit.