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President Jokowi: Indonesia Ready to Hold the 43rd ASEAN Summit in Jakarta


Jakarta – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) confirmed that Indonesia is fully prepared to hold the 43rd ASEAN Summit in Jakarta, which will take place from 5 to 7 September 2023.

“Everything has been planned, has been prepared, and we hope that by the ASEAN Summit everything will be one hundred percent ready in September,” said President Jokowi in Jakarta, some time ago.

He added that Indonesia’s chairmanship of ASEAN will also lay a strong foundation for Southeast Asia, so that Southeast Asia will become stronger in facing various challenges that will hit the region in the future.

“ASEAN must be able to face challenges and be responsive to dynamics,” he explained.

Of course Southeast Asia itself has a big responsibility to be able to prosper hundreds of millions of people in each country.

“ASEAN as a big ship must continue to move forward, this ship must continue to sail, it must not sink, because this is our responsibility to the hundreds of people who are in it,” said President Jokowi.

ASEAN itself also has many strong assets, such as economic growth, demographic bonuses and world confidence that regional countries have the best economic opportunities.

These various advantages must be utilized optimally in order to make ASEAN the future of the region and the world. Apart from that, ASEAN is also an example of harmonious diversity, able to complement and strengthen each other.

Some of these preparations are also supported by the PUPR Ministry, Minister Basuki Hadimuljono targeting rehabilitation at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC).

The Minister of PUPR firmly ensures that full support comes from the Ministry of PUPR in implementing the 43rd ASEAN Summit with various infrastructure provisions such as arrangement and renovation of infrastructure facilities.

Meanwhile, the Director General (Dirjen) Cipta Karya of the PUPR Ministry, Diana Kusumastuti revealed that the JCC rehabilitation has the main design concept of adopting elements of national culture which of course can also reflect the character of Indonesia.

“We added instruments that depict Indonesia’s diversity, for example adding synthetic rattan dressing, padded walls and carpets,” said Diana.

In addition to the JCC building area, his party through the DKI Jakarta – West Java National Road Implementation Center (BBPJN) has also continued to support increased connectivity since July 31 through road preservation work in the Gelora Bung Karno area.

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