Remarks of President of the Republic of Indonesia at the Opening of the 24th ASEAN – Republic of Korea Summit, Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Jakarta, September 6, 2023

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 6 September 2023
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Your Excellency President Yoon Suk Yeol

Your Majesty,

Excellencies ASEAN Leaders,

Welcome to Jakarta, President Yoon.

For Indonesia, ASEAN-Korea partnership is the partnership of the future, with the main pillars of energy transition and digital transformation. ASEAN’s dependency on 78% fossil fuel must be reduced. In the meantime, in the next decade the digital economy in ASEAN is predicted to contribute US$1 trillion to the region’s GDP. However, energy transition and digital transformation require investment and transfer of technology in a significant amount. Therefore, collaboration and partnership are important.

Your Excellency,

Apart from the economic side, the future partnership will only be achieved when regional stability is maintained, tensions and rivalries are reduced, strategic trust is strengthened and the habit of cooperation is enhanced. This is the responsibility of all of us in the Indo-Pacific region.

Let me express my appreciation for the support of the Republic of Korea for the ASEAN-Indo-Pacific Forum. This is a concrete manifestation of inclusive cooperation to maintain stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.

That concludes my remarks.

I hereby officially open the 24th ASEAN – Republic of Korea Summit.

I invite Your Excellency Yoon Suk Yeol, President of the Republic of Korea, to deliver your remarks.

Your Excellency, the floor is yours.


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