Aug 21, 2017, 5:34 PM
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Iran to attend maritime security symposium in Bali

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 21, IRNA – The 3rd Maritime Security Symposium is to be held in Bali, Indonesia, this week with participation of Iran's Navy commander and the accompanying delegation.

In the 3-day symposium from August 23 to 25, 2017 representatives from 54 countries are attending.

Indonesian Navy is hosting the symposium with the aim to discover upcoming challenges and problems for new maritime order as well as introducing grounds for cooperation between different countries in order to build a framework for multilateral maritime security.

The main topic for this symposium is; ' maritime cooperation for good order in the sea'.

Navy commanders from Malaysia, Australia, Cambodia, Bangladesh, East Timor, Nigeria, Portugal, Myanmar, Mozambique and Saudi Arabia as well as Iran are participating in the symposium.

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi is to deliver inauguration ceremony speech and then Coordinating Minister for political, legal and security affairs Wiranto is to deliver the next speech on opening day.

Admiral Scott Swift commander of US Pacific Fleet is to deliver speech in the opening ceremony as well.

Russian Navy Deputy Commander Vladimir Zemskev also will presents his view on maritime security in the symposium.

The commanders are to hold bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the symposium to develop bilateral cooperation and maritime security.

Indonesia, since 2013, initiated the symposium held biannually and this is the third symposium.

An exhibition is to display capabilities of participating countries on the sidelines of the symposium.