2012 LIR Union Summit

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2012 LIR Union Summit
Pertemuan Uni LIR 2012
Kepala Negara LIRUnion.jpg
Official portrait of all attending state leaders
Status Concluded
Date 10 August 2012
Site Kranji, Los Bay Petros

2012 LIR Union Summit (Indonesian: Pertemuan Uni LIR 2012) was a diplomatic conference between member states of an Indonesian customs union LIR Union, that was took place on 10 August 2012 in Kranji, Los Bay Petros. The meeting discussed and ratified the founding treaty of LIR Union. This summit became the first of its kind inside the sector and the only conference held by the Union before its collapse in 2013.

Background

Before the conference, members of the Indonesian sector always had their communication only through online media means. Any attempts to held a physical meeting was deemed unrealistic, since it would be expensive and unaffordable for Indonesian micronations.

Members of LIR Union, already unified themselves because of their similar traits and characteristics, thought that a meeting between them would be the most realistic, since their to accessing each respective micronations was relatively easy, and a meeting with other micronations would be unaffordable. A commission then was formed inside LIR Union to arrange a summit between its members in July 2012, with Los Bay Petros agreed to became the host for the meeting. It was agreed that the proposed meeting would took place in August 2012.

Attendees

Indrawan Prasetyo of UMSSR was reported to have interest to attend the meeting in July 2013. With his attendance became almost certain, he suddenly cancelled his attendance on early August, citing technical issue as reason for his cancellation. Should he successfully attend, the conference would be a true intermicronational summit, rather than just an organisation meeting.

Events

The meeting was held in a restaurant previously reserved by Indokistan and Raflesinesia, when they two become the first to arrive in the meeting point, Los Bay Petrosian representatives later arrived quite late from the scheduled time.

The meeting was first discussing about the recent development each micronations have, including further discussion held between Indokistan and Raflesinesia to establish a joint tollroad company. Coincidentally, the meeting was held during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan, which made the meeting should be adjourned for half an hour for break-fasting and dinner.

After the dinner, the meeting was started again, and two treaties were signed on this moment. The LIR Union Founding Treaty specifying the basis of activity for the organisation was signed by all parties, and then continued by the process of signing of an agreement about national borders between Indokistan and Raflesinesia.

The meeting was closed by Los Bay Petrosian president Adriansyah Yassin Sulaeman and before each delegated depart from the place, a photograph session was held, and few photographs of LIR Union head of state was taken.

Aftermath and influences

The summit was a milestone of micronational activities inside Indonesian sector. Micronational leaders praised the summit because of its success, and it became a prove that a physical intermicronational meeting is possible. This summit motivates Indonesian micronationalists to arrange a micronational meeting on a larger scale several months after the summit, but always failed because of its continuous delay and unclear plan.