President Jokowi to Chair 42nd ASEAN Summit Meetings

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 9 Mei 2023
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President Jokowi takes part in a rehearsal for welcoming ASEAN leaders in Labuan Bajo, Sunday (05/07). (Photo by: BPMI Presidential Secretariat)

Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno LP Marsudi in her statement at the Meruorah Hotel, Tuesday (05/09) stated that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will lead all meetings at the 42nd ASEAN Summit which will be held at the Meruorah Hotel, Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara province, Wednesday (05/10).

“Tomorrow the President will chair five meetings, namely a Summit meeting in a plenary format and then there will be four interface meetings with parliament, with youth, with ABAC (ASEAN Business Advisory Council) namely with business, also with high level task force, respectively,” said the Foreign Minister.

Then on May 11, 2023, there would be three meetings in the form of retreats and sub-regional meetings. President Jokowi will lead two out of the three meetings, namely the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) and the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA).

Furthermore, the Foreign Minister explained that the Foreign Ministers of ASEAN countries had held a meeting to finalize a number of documents to be discussed at tomorrow’s deliberation. In addition, a number of issues that are currently happening in the ASEAN region are also going to be discussed by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs.

“The Ministers of Foreign Affairs talked a lot about efforts to fight trafficking in persons, particularly crimes in the field of online scamming. The Foreign Ministers also discussed a lot of issues regarding the Myanmar problem, including the issue of the attack that recently occurred when the AHA Center and the ASEAN monitoring team were about to deliver humanitarian assistance,” she concluded. (FID/UN) (RY/MUR)

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