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The Future of ASEAN Maritime Security Cooperation

The Future of ASEAN Maritime Security Cooperation

 The Future of ASEAN Maritime Security Cooperation

Maritime security best place emerged in the late 1990s following the establishment of the asean center for committing transnational crime during the 1998 Hanoi declaration but the term focused protein on piracy and our property or transnational crime rather than on Maritime security specifically since 2003 priority prioritizations of Maritime security as a regular problem has unchanged member State response and collaborative effort asean foreign minister Amit Cambodia on 7th February 2022 Maritime security was first raised as a key concern at the Asian as you know Forum which called for more comprehensive guideline for Meridian security letter the balik or Concord 2 in 2003 address Meridian security as a broader asean problem leading to the establishment of the asean maritime forum and explain asean Maritime Forum in 2012. Regional collaboration began to take shape with efforts such as the eyes in the sky part of the malacca's trade security initiative additional Regional partners for their contribute to the effort with Japan contributing to the regional agreement on cooperation the king's arm piracy in 2006. these three mechanisms have been successful in generating commitment create and creating relevance seeking credible expansion and networking while acting as a consultative platform asean has long recognized the motive multi-faced nature of Maritime issues in the region the asean.

Political security Community blueprint 2024 stresses the objective to consolidate asean's previous achievement on Maritime cooperation to address this objective asean could take three potentially helpful action establishing an asean only Maritime security partnership or amsb could reinforce commitment solidarity and unity of all members countries like Laos Thailand and Cambodia which do not border critical Coastline if the region may not consider Maritime issues their top priority the Meridian capability and capacities of asean countries also vary in scope and reflect the diversity of the organization but it is a common interest of all asean members both married team or landlock states to ensure peace and stability of its snake boring ocean space this has indirect implication for its Economic Development and Security in its own backyard in this sense Maritime cooperation becomes important and common to all members the establishment of the amp amsbs should not be a signal the asean countries have begun ganging up against big Power military in State this partnership should Champion improved responsive responsiveness towards Regional melting issues and and change confidence building measurement among members among asean members while existing Forum already consider a wide range of community related while existing Forum already considered a wide range of Mary thin belted issues DM the amsc would switch to the folder address this issues through institutionalizing practical and functional cooperation by doing so the amsp act as an in as an insurance step.

ASEAN is ready to face Regional problem independently since the Asian defense minister meeting has been functional in nature its Network can be expanded with stronger information collaboration through centralizing duration Maritime coordination centers or MCC currently mostly controlled by its own Defense Forces this will not be a first instance of coordinated collaboration the SN coordinating Ship Center for humanitarian assistance on disaster management is another testimony to the coordinated call operation of action if all these existing MCCS can be centralized under asean the resulting group could act as a hope for sharing depositing and interpreting information this concentration of resources would help to create stronger meritime domain awareness in the region editing threats in the region now include a mind right Myriad of issues at Sea to improve its operational ability asean could also Implement a centralized task force many countries in the region have their own task force the Malaysian National task force which was established during the covid-19 pandemic has collaborated with 19 enforcement agencies in the country the Thai M.A mecc is a similar model given its Cooperative cooperation with five agencies decentralized task force would not be grouping to counter the military persons or activities of peak power in the region instead it is an arrangement that helps asean to mitigate transporter crimes please consolidate between related Merit emergencies will strengthen the asean cooperate cooperation on Maritime issues.

The trilateral Cooperative agreement shipping in 2017 is one example of asean's effort to build on Maritime cooperation independently to build on Maritime cooperation independently this is a collaboration between Malaysia Indonesia and the Philippines and may be expanded into quartet cooperation to include burning air patrolling aiming attacking transnational crimes in the Sulu sea where each country acts as hope for operation the Malacca Straits coordinated petrol is another example of regional efforts introduced in 2004 by Malaysia Singapore and Indonesia to suppress piracy at the malacca's trades.

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