The 43rd ASEAN Summit Generates a Cooperation Commitment of IDR 580 Trillion
Jakarta – The series of 43rd ASEAN High Level Conferences or Summits produced 93 agreements with a business value of around USD 38.2 billion or around IDR 583 trillion (exchange rate 15,273 per USD) and identified 73 potential projects with a value of USD 17.8 billion.
This was stated by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) when opening the ASEAN-Indo Pacific Forum (AIPF), at the Mulia Hotel.
Responding to this, Indonesian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Pahala Mansury hopes that the 73 identified projects can be encouraged, so that they can produce concrete economic cooperation.
“We hope that in the future this project that has been identified can be pushed together, so that truly through this collaboration we can build together an even better Economic Cooperation and that is also what we are trying to demonstrate through a show casing, ” said Pahala.
Meanwhile, the meeting of ASEAN leaders at the 43rd ASEAN Summit Retreat Session at the JCC also produced a document that was mutually agreed upon.
In her statement to the media crew, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno LP Marsudi said that at the meeting a review document was ratified by ASEAN leaders regarding the implementation of the Five Consensus Points (5PC) in solving the Myanmar issue, namely the ASEAN Leaders Review and Decision on the Implementation of Five-Points. Point Consensus.
“Regarding the Myanmar issue, the leaders reviewed the implementation of the Five Points of Consensus in accordance with the mandate of the 40th and 41st Summits. The conclusion was that there was no significant progress in implementing the Five Points of Consensus,” he said.
However, the Minister of Foreign Affairs said that the country’s leaders decided that the Five Points of Consensus would remain the main reference in resolving problems in Myanmar. All state leaders understand the complicated and difficult situation that is currently occurring in Myanmar.
“After conducting discussions, the leaders decided that the Five Points of Consensus remained the main reference, urged an end to violence, continued engagement with stakeholders,” he added.
Apart from that, in the plenary meeting of state leaders at the ASEAN Summit, Indonesia also developed a maritime agenda thereby pushing for an agreement on the ASEAN Maritime Outlook. This effort was made to speed up negotiations on the Code of Conduct (COC) and the South China Sea.
“ASEAN Maritime Outlook made the ASEAN Maritime Forum an annual meeting and also agreed on guidelines to speed up negotiations on the COC and the South China Sea,” added Retno.