ASEAN Summit: ASEAN Leaders Meet ASEAN Youth Representatives
On the first day of the 42nd ASEAN Summit, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Wednesday (05/10) opened the ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of ASEAN Youth at Meruorah Hotel, Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara province.
“ASEAN youth will play an important role to play in the sustainability of Southeast Asia as a stable and peaceful region, as well as in becoming the Epicenter of Growth,” President Jokowi said.
According to the President, above global average economic growth and regional stability can be ASEAN’s strength to achieve the goal.
“And since 34 percent of the ASEAN population are youth. Therefore, the younger generation of ASEAN needs to formulate the best measures to capitalize on such potentials,” he added.
The Head of State also expressed delight at the opportunity to meet members of the ASEAN Youth.
“I am pleased to meet the ASEAN Youth, future leaders who have positive energy and creative ideas to advance the region,” President Jokowi remarked. (DND/UN) (GWH/EP)