President Jokowi Heads Back to Indonesia After Attending Thailand APEC Summit

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 18 November 2022
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President Jokowi and Ibu Iriana prior to departure, at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Friday (11/18). (Photo by: BPMI Presidential Secretariat)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and entourage departed for Indonesia Friday (11/18) evening after attending the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand.

Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Wissanu Krea-ngam and his spouse and the Indonesian Ambassador to Thailand Rachmat Budiman and spouse saw President Jokowi off at the airport.

During his visit to Thailand, the President attended welcoming dinner for APEC leaders, APEC Summit sessions, and dialogue sessions. On the sidelines of the Summit, he also had bilateral meetings with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee, and Saudi Arabian Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman.

At the Summit, the Head of State encouraged APEC leaders to strengthen concrete cooperation to tackle global crises, namely crises of food, energy, environmental, and threat of recession. He also encouraged the realization of the APEC Food Security Roadmap Towards 2030 to ensure food security through innovative technology and digitalization, increasing productivity and efficiency of food system, as well as inclusive and sustainable policies.

In addition, at the APEC Leaders and Invitees Informal Dialogue session, President Jokowi pointed out that global leaders should o build more resilient supply chain and consider creative industry cooperation as a new source of growth in order to speed up global economy recovery. (BPMI Presidential Secretariat/AIT) (GWH/LW)

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