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1st High-Level Dialogue on Indo-Pacific Cooperation held in Jarkarta

Date: 22 March 2019 Tags: International Organizations

The first ever High-Level Dialogue on Indo-Pacific Cooperation (HLD-IPC) was held in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia. It was organized by Government of Indonesia and saw participation of 18 countries Indo-Pacific region including India.

1st High-Level Dialogue on Indo-Pacific Cooperation (HLD-IPC)

  • It was first forum for the 18 countries to discuss the concept of Indo-Pacific. Its theme was ‘Towards a Peaceful, Prosperous, and Inclusive Region’.
  • Its objective was to urge all participating governments to talk openly about their plans for increasing cooperation and for building trust in Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean region.
  • It seeks to serve as dialogue platform in attempt to establish collective synergy in creating safe, stable, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.
  • It had thematic discussions on three major regional issues, including maritime cooperation, infrastructures and connectivity, and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Indo-Pacific region is home to 3/5th global population with total GNP of almost US$ 52 trillion. Renewed cooperation framework among countries in Indo-Pacific region is crucial for ensuring peace, stability, and mutual prosperity of the region. HLD-IPC was organized by Indonesia for providing stabile and inclusive cooperation platform for regional economic growth and welfare.