President Jokowi Pushes for Concrete Cooperation between ASEAN, Canada

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 12 November 2022
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President Jokowi, ASEAN leaders, and Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau at the ASEAN-Canada Commemorative Summit at Sokha hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday (11/12) (Photo by: PR of BPMI Presidential Secretariat/Laily Rachev).

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Saturday (11/12) encouraged to develop partnership between ASEAN and Canada to be a strategic partnership by establishing more concrete cooperations.

“The Indo-Pacific partnership can be a kick-off project between ASEAN and Canada,” the President said during the ASEAN-Canada Commemorative Summit at Sokha hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

President Jokowi further said that security, economic, development issues in the Indo-Pacific region are vital.

“The ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP) has four partnership priorities including connectivity, maritime, SDGs, and trade investment. Canada can concretely be a partner of ASEAN in implementing AOIP,” the President added.

For the record, Indonesia will officially hold the Chairmanship of ASEAN and host the Indo-Pacific Infrastructure Forum next year. Thus, President Jokowi on that occasion also invited Canada to participate in the forum.

Furthermore, amid unconducive global situation, President Jokowi emphasized the importance of the strengthening of concrete and mutually beneficial cooperation. (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/AIT) (AP /MMB)

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