Indonesia Ready to Host 43rd ASEAN Summit

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 8 Agustus 2023
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President Jokowi delivers press statement after attending the 56th Anniversary of ASEAN, Jakarta, Tuesday (08/08). (Photo by: Jay/PR)

Indonesia is ready to host the 43rd ASEAN Summit on September 5-7, 2023, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said.

“Everything is currently being prepared and expected to be ready in September,” the President said at the commemoration of the 56th Anniversary of ASEAN at ASEAN Secretariat Building, Jakarta, Tuesday (08/08).

Regarding the attendance of non-ASEAN leaders including President of the United States Joe Biden, President Jokowi said that Indonesia is still waiting for the follow up.

On the occasion, President Jokowi emphasized the importance of ASEAN solidarity and stability in the region to face global challenges and to realize ASEAN as the epicentrum of growth. Particularly, President Jokowi also higlighted the importance of the implementation of Five Point Consensus to resolve Myanmar conflicts.

“We hope that issues in Myanmar can be resolved immediately since it is related to humanity and the people of Myanmar. In fact, the issues are very complicated, not only involve one or two parties but three, four, or five parties. Therefore it takes time. It can only be resolved once all stakeholders in the country have common will to resolve it, otherwise it will be very hard,” he said. (TGH/UN) (EST/MMB)

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