11th ASEAN-US Summit Adopts ASEAN-US Leaders’ Statement on Cooperation on AOIP
Supports for the implementation of the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP) were coming from various parties, including from the United States (US). The supports were confirmed through the adoption of ASEAN-United States Leaders’ Statement on Cooperation on the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific at the 11th ASEAN-US Summit, held at Cendrawasih Room 3, Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Jakarta, Wednesday (06/09).
On the press conference, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno LP Marsudi further explained that a great deal of support for the AOIP clearly shows that ASEAN is successful to embrace all parties.
‘The document includes the commitment of cooperation on the implementation of AOIP. This is the implementation of the US support for AOIP. It’s not only to support AOIP but also to implement the support in the form of mutual cooperations,” Minister Retno explained.
The ASEAN-US Summit also noted the Concept Note on ASEAN-US Center for ASEAN-US Engagement. In addition, on the Summit, President Jokowi also said that the ASEAN-US partnership should be directed to improve food security, energy security, and to address climate change without hindering development in developing countries.
“The ASEAN-US partnership must be able to help make a leap of ASEAN welfare, ASEAN development that provides benefits for the people,” she further said.
Furthermore, President Jokowi also said that the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) initiated by the US must be inclusive and provide mutual benefits, including to boost access for critical minerals market.
“Other ASEAN leaders were of the same opinion,” she added.
Meanwhile, the Vice President of the US Kamala Harris conveyed the US’ commitment to support ASEAN centrality to maintain peace and stability. Then, the US will establish the ASEAN-US Center in Washington D.C. to strengthen the ASEAN-US relations, particularly people-to-people contact.
“The US also conveys its appreciation for Indonesia’s chairmanship in addressing Myanmar issue and reiterates its support for the Five-Point Consensus,” Minister Retno emphasized. (Bureau for Press and Media of the Presidential Secretariat/UN) (GA/MB)