Senior delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Indonesia visited Jawarharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India’s premier container port to explore potential co-operation opportunities in the maritime sector, between both countries. This visit is part of their annual study programme with the theme, ‘Connecting the connectivities in Indo-Pacific: Indian Ocean and Rim chapter’. Both Indonesia and India are maritime neighbours and sea faring nations who share synergies in the evolving maritime environment in the region and world at large. A collaborative effort from both nations will not only strengthen their maritime business but also stability and robust economic growth to the Indo-Pacific region. Speaking about this visit, Shri Sanjay, Sethi, Chairman, JNPT said, “India is a significant contributor to the global container cargo business and JNPT has been the driving force behind this growth, accounting for around 55% of the total containerised cargo volume, across the major ports of India. Both Indonesia and India share a similar ideology towards business and culture at large, so we are more than willing to extend our full support in building stronger maritime partnership between both countries. We already have excellent trade relations and at present JNPT handle about 35% of their total cargo imports into India. But with the overall expansion and upgradation of our Port capacity, we will be able to handle larger vessels and more consignments from our ally nation.Both countries represent a combined maritime region which is important for global maritime trade and commerce”.