Indonesia-France bilateral meetings in Bali: the SeaCleaners was there!

On 12 and 13 May, the Ministry of Coordination of Maritime Affairs and Investments of the Republic of Indonesia, in collaboration with the French Embassy in Indonesia and East Timor, organised two days of bilateral discussions between Indonesia and France.

The French Embassy invited The SeaCleaners to take part in this high-level event on the theme of “Strengthening the Maritime Resilience of Indonesia’s Coastal Communities and Outermost Islands”, which was part of the bilateral cooperation that the two countries are implementing in the field of maritime affairs.

By sharing their respective knowledge on security, maritime territory management, illegal fishing, sustainable development, plastic pollution and the destructive effects of climate change, the various stakeholders from both countries – representatives of the two governments, companies, researchers, NGOs, etc. – agreed that the challenges facing the maritime sector today go beyond the traditional challenges it once faced. More than ever, expertise, good practice and feedback must be shared.

During these two days, The SeaCleaners was invited to present its various activities to the hundred or so participants, as well as its future clean-up mission with the MOBULA 8 in Bali, which will be part of this joint effort to increase maritime resilience in Indonesia.

It was also an ideal opportunity to get to know many regional actors, some of whom will become key partners and valuable support for our next missions locally.