Bangkok, MINA – President Joko Widodo accompanied by First Lady Iriana arrived on Saturday, June 22 in Bangkok, Thailand, to attend the 34th ASEAN Summit.
Upon arrival in Bangkok, President headed to Bangkok Athenee Hotel, welcomed by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi and Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita.
In the two-day summit, President Jokowi will encourage ASEAN to remain united and strong in addressing the world situation and very dynamic global developments which will certainly have an influence on the Southeast Asian region.
One effort to address this very dynamic situation, President Jokowi will encourage ASEAN member countries to agree on a Joint View of the ASEAN Indo-Pacific concept, because this concept is very important to maintain peace, stability and prosperity in the Southeast Asia region.
The Head of State at ASEAN Summit will also remind the commitment to the completion of Regional Comprehensive Economic Cooperation negotiations which are important to be improved in responding to the development of world economy.
Another issue that President Jokowi will raise is the Rohingya issue.
In addition to attending the ASEAN Summit, President Jokowi will also lead the 12th Summit of the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) Summit and attend the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines meeting East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Summit 13.
President Jokowi is also planned to hold bilateral meetings with several leaders of ASEAN countries such as Thailand and the Philippines. It is the first bilateral meeting of President after the election.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Retno had been in Bangkok to attend ministerial meetings and prepare for the arrival of President. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)