President Jokowi in Cambodia for Working Visit, ASEAN Summit
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is set to start his working agenda in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, by visiting the Royal Palace of Cambodia, Thursday (11/10).
President Jokowi is slated to hold a private audience with King of Cambodia His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni.
Afterwards, the President will head to the Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel to attend ASEAN leaders meeting with representatives of the ASEAN Inter-Parliament Assembly (AIPA), followed by a meeting with President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The Head of State is also scheduled to attend a meeting of ASEAN leaders with ASEAN youth representatives, followed by a meeting of ASEAN leaders with representatives from the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC).
In the evening, President Jokowi is scheduled to attend High-Level Meeting of Leaders of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand at the Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) Summit, before heading to the Sofitel Hotel to hold a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi in her statement in Phnom Penh said that a series of meetings in the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits and other related summits will be held on November 10-13, 2022.
“There are more than twenty meetings and events that will be attended by the President, including four bilateral meetings, namely with Prime Minister of Singapore, President of the European Council, Secretary General of the United Nations, and President of the Asian Development Bank,” Retno said.
According to Retno, the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits will be held in the forms of plenaries and retreata. In the plenary sessions, the Summit will discuss strengthening institutional capacity and ASEAN effectiveness.
“As for the retreat, there are two major issues to be discussed, namely ASEAN relations with other stakeholders—of course including the external challenges faced by ASEAN—and the issue of Myanmar,” she remarked. (BPMI/UN) (EST/EP)