“(There are) Three international coverage priorities of the Presidency of the Czech Republic within the European Union. First, the growth of the European Union into the western Balkans. Second, strengthening of help for Ukraine. Third, the Indo-Pacific area. We perceive that the Indo-Pacific is a vital middle of financial and social improvement on the planet,” Secka remarked when met in Jakarta on Thursday.
The present of globalization, he stated, has linked everybody.
“Lengthy distances are getting nearer and every little thing is linked. What is going on within the Indo-Pacific impacts us,” Secka added, citing the instance of the COVID-19 pandemic that began in China after which unfold around the globe.
“So, it appears to be like like this area from our (nation) is simply too far-off, however in actuality, it is extremely shut. We dwell on the planet and we affect one another,” he stated.
Since each area on the planet influences one another, the European Union could be very involved in regards to the Indo-Pacific area, he added.
“On the identical time, there’s a new geopolitical state of affairs and numerous modifications and shifts in values. That is one thing we should think about and we should defend our lives, our society. We construct cooperation with numerous international locations to guard the lives of our individuals,” Secka stated.
Based on him, the Czech Republic and the European Union are essential companions for the Indo-Pacific area.
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“We’d like cooperation to seek out options on how we will strengthen our widespread strengths,” he stated.
In the course of the Presidency of the Czech Republic within the European Union, there shall be discussions and dialogs to trade concepts on sure points, such because the Indo-Pacific, he knowledgeable.
“The Excessive-Stage Dialogue on the Indo-Pacific shall be held on June 13–14, 2022 in Prague. This can be a new framework that we create as a result of it doesn’t exist earlier than. The assembly shall be attended by ministers, lecturers, and businessmen. As a result of we need to see the Indo-Pacific in numerous views,” he stated.
He additional stated he’s completely happy that Indonesian International Minister Retno Marsudi will attend the high-level dialog.
“The assembly may even be attended by ministers from Asian international locations, corresponding to Japan and India. So, we can have seminars and high-level dialogs to grasp one another’s views or concepts. So, that is one thing particular,” he added.
He additionally stated that ASEAN and the European Union will share views and methods concerning the Indo-Pacific.
“ASEAN has its views on the Indo-Pacific, so we should synergize with the EU Cooperation technique within the Indo-Pacific,” Secka stated.
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