the closing ceremony of the 43rd ASEAN Summit, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo
Thursday (09/07) at the Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, officially handed
over the baton of the ASEAN chairmanship to Prime Minister of the Lao People’s
Democratic Republic Sonexay Siphandone, marking the end of Indonesia’s ASEAN
officially close the 43rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits. I invite His
Excellency Sonexay Siphandone, Prime Minister of the Lao People’s Democratic
Republic, to continue the ASEAN chairmanship in 2024,” the President said.
to the President, the three-day ASEAN Summit held from September 5-7, produced
90 documents and several concrete agreements with partner countries.
the series of meetings, he said, the leaders of ASEAN countries, partner
countries, international organizations, and other delegations showed optimism
and positive energy.
responses strengthen hope and spirits to continuously make endeavors to build a
peaceful, stable, and prosperous region,” he stated.
that occasion, the President also expressed his appreciation to all leaders and
guests in attendance at the 12 summits that constituted the 43rd ASEAN Summit
also extended his gratitude to the leaders for their support for Indonesia’s
chairmanship this year.
continue to strengthen collaboration and cooperation for a peaceful and
prosperous ASEAN, and make the world a better place for all,” he emphasized.
the handover of ASEAN’s chairmanship, Indonesia will still continue to fulfill
its responsibilities as the ASEAN Chair until the end of this year before
officially passing the role to Laos next year.
the series of meetings, President Jokowi chaired 12 sessions, including the
43rd ASEAN Summit in plenary and retreat formats, the 26th ASEAN-China Summit,
the 24th ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit, the 26th ASEAN-Japan Summit, and the
11th ASEAN-United States Summit.
President also chaired the ASEAN-Canada Summit, the 26th ASEAN Plus Three
Summit, the 20th ASEAN-India Summit, the 3rd ASEAN-Australia Summit, the 18th
East Asia Summit, and the 13th ASEAN-United Nations Summit.
from that, the President attended as well several related agendas, including
the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit and the ASEAN-Indo-Pacific Forum
the record, the 43rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits were also attended by
several leaders of partner countries and international organizations, including
Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, Premier of the People’s Republic of
China (PRC) Li Qiang, President of the Republic of Korea Yoon Suk Yeol, Prime
Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese,
and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.
leaders in attendance were Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris,
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres,
and Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea James Marape.
In this year’s ASEAN Summit, Indonesia also invited President of Bangladesh Mohammed Shahabuddin as Chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) and Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Mark Brown as Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF). Their attendance reflected Indonesia’s role as the Chair of ASEAN in promoting inclusive cooperation within the Indo-Pacific region.
Original publication date: 7 September 2023
of ASEAN Dr. Kim Kao Hourn today led the ASEAN Secretariat team to attend the
18th East Asia Summit (EAS) in Jakarta. The EAS countries expressed their
commitment to further strengthen the EAS as a Leaders-led forum for dialogue
and cooperation on broad strategic, political, and economic issues of common
interest and concern. The Meeting adopted the EAS Leaders’ Statement on
Maintaining and Promoting the Region as an Epicentrum of Growth and exchanged
views on a wide range of regional and international issues. The Meeting also
reviewed the implementation of the EAS Plan of Action (POA) 2018-2022 and
welcomed the adoption of the new EAS POA for the next five years.
The East Asia
Summit (EAS) Senior Officials’ Meeting was convened on 3 August 2023 in Bali,
Indonesia and attended by the SOM Leaders/Representatives of all EAS
participating countries, Timor-Leste as observer, and the Deputy
Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Political-Security Community. The
meeting’s plenary session reviewed the work of the EAS in 2023 and EAS
cooperation including initiatives to implement the ASEAN Outlook in the
Indo-Pacific (AOIP). Meanwhile, the meeting’s retreat session discussed
substantive preparations for the 18th East Asia Summit in September
and exchanged views on regional and international issues to support ASEAN as an
epicentrum of growth.
The Third East Asia Summit (EAS) Ambassadors’ Meeting in Jakarta (3/2023 EAMJ) was held on 31 July 2023 in Bali. The meeting reviewed the progress in the implementation of the EAS Plan of Action 2018-2022, discussed preparations for the 18th East Asia Summit in September, and exchanged information on regional development cooperation initiatives and security policies and initiatives.
In attendance were the Ambassadors of EAS participating countries or their representatives, Timor-Leste as Observer, and the ASEAN Secretariat delegation led by the Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Political-Security Community.
of ASEAN Dr Kao Kim Hourn attended the 13th East Asia Summit (EAS)
Foreign Ministers’ Meeting which took place today in Jakarta. The meeting
reaffirmed the commitment to further strengthen the EAS as a Leaders-led forum
for dialogue and cooperation on broad strategic, political, and economic issues
of common interest and concern. The meeting reviewed the progress of the
implementation of the EAS Plan of Action 2018-2022 and discussed future
direction of EAS cooperation. The meeting also exchanged views on a wide range
of regional and international issues.
The Second East
Asia Summit (EAS) Ambassadors’ Meeting in Jakarta (2/2023 EAMJ) and EAS
Ambassadors in Jakarta’s Retreat were convened on 23 May 2023 in Bandung, West
Java. The meetings were chaired by Chair of the Committee of Permanent
Representatives to ASEAN and concurrently Chair of the EAMJ Ambassador Derry
Aman. In attendance were the Permanent Representatives and Ambassadors of EAS
participating countries to ASEAN, representatives from Timor-Leste as observer,
and a delegation from the ASEAN Secretariat. The meetings discussed the
progress of EAS cooperation and exchanged information on regional development
cooperation initiatives and security policies and initiatives.
The East Asia
Summit Senior Officials’ Meeting (EAS SOM) was convened on 8 March 2023 at the
ASEAN Secretariat. The Meeting was chaired by Sidharto Reza Suryodipuro, SOM
Leader of Indonesia, and attended by SOM Leaders of EAS participating
countries, Timor-Leste as Observer, and the ASEAN Secretariat.
Prior to the
closing ceremony of the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits and
Related Summits, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen handed over a hammer to
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo as a symbolic handover of ASEAN presidency from
Cambodia to Indonesia.
honored to be the Chair of ASEAN in 2023. The chairmanship of Indonesia will
adopt the theme ‘ASEAN Matters: Epicentrum of Growth,” President Jokowi said at
Sokha Hotel, Phnom Penh, Sunday (11/13).
The Head of State
also stated that ASEAN must be a stable and peaceful region and become an
anchor for global stability as well as enforce international law consistently
and remain neutral.
“ASEAN must be a
dignified region and uphold humanity values and democracy,”
the President said.
On the occasion,
the President also expected ASEAN to become a fast-growing, inclusive, and
sustainable economic region. By strengthening its institutional capacity and
effectiveness, he expected ASEAN can face even more difficulties in the coming
difficulties must be tackled in the ASEAN way, which is consistent with the
spirit of cooperation and entirely implement the ASEAN Charter,” he stated.
In addition, President
Jokowi invited the attending ASEAN leaders to attend the ASEAN Summit in
Indonesia next year.
“I look forward
to Your Excellencies’ presence in Indonesia next year,” he remarked.
Original publication date: 13 November 2022
Today has finally
come! Brunei Darussalam officially handed over ASEAN Chairmanship to Cambodia
for 2022. Prior to the Handing Over Ceremony, Samdech Techo Prime Minister also
participated in the fruitful 18th ASEAN-India and 4th ASEAN-Russia Summits.
commend Brunei Darussalam and all responsible individuals, who contributed to
reaching another milestone both for Brunei and for ASEAN. Under the theme
“ASEAN A.C.T.: Addressing Challenges Together”, Cambodia will strive to promote
a collective approach and mobilise efforts of all ASEAN Member States to ensure
harmony, peace, and prosperity for the benefit of our region and our peoples.
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Original publication date: 28 October, 2021