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Jokowi flies to Washington to attend ASEAN-US Special Summit

JAKARTA

President Joko Widodo and Mrs. Iriana Joko Widodo left for Washington DC, United States of America on Tuesday morning.

President Jokowi will conduct a series of working visits on May 11-13, 2022.

“This morning, the delegation and I will depart for a working visit to Washington DC from May 11 to 13, 2022,” said Jokowi, as he is familiarly called, at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Tangerang before taking off.

Together with other ASEAN leaders, Jokowi will participate in a series of two-day ASEAN-US Special Summit meetings.

The series of meetings that President Jokowi will attend include meetings with members of Congress, America’s top CEOs, meetings with Vice President Harris and the American Climate Change Team; and the Summit of ASEAN Leaders and President Biden.

Jokowi said that currently Indonesia is the coordinator of the ASEAN-US partnership for the period 2021-2024.

Indonesia hopes that this Special Summit will result in cooperation that can contribute to peace, stability and prosperity in the region.

Jokowi also emphasized that with the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific, ASEAN is ready to synergize with all ASEAN partner countries, including the United States, in developing concrete cooperation that is inclusive and mutually beneficial.

“We have a responsibility to make the Indo-Pacific a peaceful, stable and prosperous region,” he said.

President Jokowi and his delegation are scheduled to return to Jakarta as soon as the series of meetings are over on the evening of May 13.

The president is scheduled to arrive in the country on Sunday morning.

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