APSN CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT
Chairmanship 2019 – 2020
It is my pleasure and honor to be the Chair of the Asia-Pacific Safeguards Network for 2019 through 2020. On behalf of the government of Republic of Indonesia, I would like to express my highest appreciation to all APSN member states for their trust in Indonesia to lead APSN during its 10th-year anniversary.
During ten years since it has been established in 2009, APSN has made many contributions to improving the level of safeguards in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to increasing regional awareness of global nuclear safeguards and their importance, APSN has facilitated regional collaboration, in the form of knowledge and information sharing, on safeguards issues. APSN has also sponsored and conducted numerous capacity building activities for nuclear safeguards. Once again, as the Chair I express my sincere gratitude to all earlier APSN chairs for their kind and skilled contributions to developing and furthering APSN.
As one of the founding members of APSN, Indonesia recognizes the necessity for global nuclear safeguards and the reality that safeguards are only as effective as the combined commitments of their adherents. With this in mind, Indonesia respectfully invites all member states to further collaborate, keep and improve their commitments to safeguards and to APSN. May we all contribute to making the Asia-Pacific Safeguards Network a well-developed, regional platform for safeguards implementation and non-proliferation.