President Jokowi Attends 33rd ASEAN Summit Opening Ceremony
Date 13 November 2018
President Joko Jokowi Widodo on Tuesday (13/11) attended the opening of the 33rd ASEAN Summit at Suntec Convention Center, Singapore.
Upon arrival to the venue, President Jokowi and First Lady Ibu Iriana Widodo took a photo with Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong and Mrs. Ho Ching, then continued to proceed to the Ceremony Hall at Suntec Convention Center, Singapore to attend the opening ceremony.
After the opening ceremony, all leaders of ASEAN member states attended the presentation of ASEAN Business Advisory Council to the ASEAN Heads of State/Heads of Governments.
ASEAN leaders attending the event were among others Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha, Sultan of Brunei Darussalam Hassanal Bolkiah, Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Lao Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad, State Counselor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi, President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte, and Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
For the record, the 33rd ASEAN Summit will be held on 13-15 November 2018. Besides attending the main ASEAN Summit, the leaders are also scheduled to have other related summits, including ASEAN Plus Three Summit and the 13th East Asia Summit.
At the closing ceremony on Nov. 15, PM Lee is slated to hand over the ASEAN chairmanship to Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha. (BPMI/EN)
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Edited by: Muhammad Ersan Pamungkas