President Jokowi Attends Virtual ASEAN Summit with Partner Countries
Date 14 November 2020
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Saturday (14/11) attended a series of 37th ASEAN Summit virtually from Bogor Presidential Palace in West Java province.
The first summit was the ASEAN-New Zealand Summit, followed by the 2nd biennial ASEAN-Australia Summit, the 23rd ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Summit, the APT Leaders Meeting with East Asia Business Council (EABC) Representatives.
In the afternoon, the President attended the launch ceremony of the ASEAN Smart Logistics Network (ASLN) with the First Project “Vihn Phuc ICD Logistics Center (SuperPort)”. while in the evening the President attended the 15th East Asia Summit.
Citing a press release from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the ASEAN Summit with partner countries produced a number of agreements, including:
(i) Joint Statement on Human Capital Development related to capacity building of human resources in the region through education, health, community economics and technological advancement;
(ii) Joint Statement on Enhancing Cooperation under FTA and Combating COVID-19 on joint commitments to reduce the impact of the pandemic on trade, global and regional investment and restore economic and trade confidence through ensuring market openness, trade facilitation and sharing of experiences / information;
(iii) Joint Statement of the Second ASEAN-Australia Biennial Summit;
(iv) Joint ASEAN-New Zealand Leaders’ Vision Statement on the 45th Anniversary of ASEAN-New Zealand Dialogue Relations: A Legacy of Partnership, A Future Together; and
(v) Joint Statement of the 23rd ASEAN-Japan Summit on Cooperation on ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific as a form of realization of the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP).
In the meantime, the East Asia Summit produced five agreements, while the APT Summit produced five agreements, especially the ASEAN Plus Three Leaders’ Statement on Strengthening ASEAN Plus Three Cooperation for Economic and Financial Resilience in the Face of Emerging Challenges which emphasizes on cooperation in the economic and financial sectors to support regional resilience in facing regional challenges, particularly amid the current pandemic. (BPMI / UN)
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas