Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia after Inspecting the Readiness of Organizing the 43rd ASEAN Summit, September 1, 2023

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 1 September 2023
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Press
You have just inspected the venues. How is the readiness for the Summit?

President of the Republic of Indonesia
Yes, I have just inspected the venus and noticed that 99.9 percent we are ready to hold the ASEAN Summit. And we will finish minor preparations within one or two days.

Press
Any confirmation of Leaders’ attendance?

President of the Republic of Indonesia
Let the Minister of Foreign Affairs explain to you.

Press
What will Indonesia bring to the ASEAN Summit? What kind of issues?

President of the Republic of Indonesia
Many issues, but focusing on economy.

Press
Which minor preparations should be improved, Pak? What are the minor components?

President of the Republic of Indonesia
Well, I don’t think to tell you minor preparations such as the position of flags. It’s done.

Press
What is the point on economic issue, Pak?

President of the Republic of Indonesia
Well, the economic growth. ASEAN as the epicentrum of economic growth.

Press
Pak, what do you think of Indonesian people’s expectation and support?

President of the Republic of Indonesia
From the beginning, I say that ASEAN is not merely talking about high level issues, but ASEAN will bring benefits to the people.

Press
Will there be trade cooperations or investment entering Indonesia? Will there be business meetings?

President of the Republic of Indonesia
There will be ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC) forum. That’s a business forum. There will be a separate forum. OK?

Press
What about your meeting with Pak Surya Paloh yesterday?

President of the Republic of Indonesia
It’s just a regular meeting. I met him. That’s all.

Press
Discussing about Pak Anis, Pak?

President of the Republic of Indonesia
None at all.

Press
Pak, what is your comment about divided coalition?

President of the Republic of Indonesia
It’s the matter of party chairmen. Not the President’s business.

Press
Have you assigned Acting Governors? Acting Governors of Central Java Province, West Java Province?

President of the Republic of Indonesia
I have. You can ask the Minister of Home Affairs. Anything else?

Press
Pak, allow me to ask you, why are you wearing a mask? Are you feeling unwell?

President of the Republic of Indonesia
Just look at my face. I’m healthy. How could you say I’m not well.

Press
How unlikely, Pak. Thank you, Pak.

(GA/MU)

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