43rd ASEAN Summit Retreat Session Focuses on Five-Point Consensus, AOIP Implementation

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 5 September 2023
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The 43rd ASEAN Summit Retreat Session at Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, Tuesday (09/05). (Photo: 2023 ASEAN Summit Media Center/M Agung Rajasa)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo opened Retreat Session of the 43rd ASEAN Summit, at Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Jakarta, Tuesday afternoon (09/05). The retreat session was focused to discuss the implementation of Five-Point Consensus reached by ASEAN leaders on Myanmar as well as the implementation of ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP).

Related to Five-Point Consensus evaluation, the President affirmed that the collective decision achieved by ASEAN leaders in 2021 will remain as ASEAN major guidelines.

President Jokowi mentioned that Indonesia has had a communication or engagement in a very intensive manner, reaching more than 145 engagements with 70 stakeholders.

“It has been done in nine months and Indonesia views that the trust between one stakeholder and the others exists, except with the Military Junta,” President Jokowi said.

“This is the time for ASEAN to continue to encourage an inclusive national dialogue as a key to settle political crisis that is Myanmar-owned and Myanmar-led. Additionally, ASEAN’s humanitarian assistance is still provided through AHA Centre,” he assured.

President Jokowi admitted that it takes a very long process to settle the conflict. Therefore, for the sake of ASEAN family, he reminded all elements to carry out evaluation, open discussion, and find solution together. He also added that a more tactical and extraordinary effort is needed to implement Five-Point Consensus.

Concerning the AOIP, President Jokowi emphasized that AOIP implementation which serves as one of the 43rd ASEAN highlights can be maintained.

“ASEAN Indo-Pacific Forum as a concrete form of ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific has drawn attention of governments and private sector. I hope that we can continue to carry on the implementation,” he remarked. (TGH/UN)(AW/MUR)

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