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President Jokowi encourages ASEAN and the UN to Maintain Regional Peace

President Jokowi encourages ASEAN and the UN to Maintain Regional Peace

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JAKARTA, 07 september 2023 (TATOLI) – The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo held a bilateral meeting with United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the Kakatua Room, Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), on thursday, september 7, 2023 where the two leaders discuss the importance of maintaining the regional peace. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 43rd ASEAN Summit.

In his opening speech, President Jokowi expressed his concern about the current global situation and said that the world’s expectations of the UN to create world peace are increasing.

President Jokowi also encouraged the ASEAN and the UN to make efforts to maintain peace in the region. 

“Your Excellency, synergy is needed between ASEAN and the UN to maintain peace and handle important issues in the region, including the issue of Myanmar,” President Jokowi said in a statement released by the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Indonesia, today.

President Jokowi also talked about the situation in the Indo-Pacific region. According to the President, ASEAN has again contributed to the Indo-Pacific region through the implementation of the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP). 

Regarding the Indo-Pacific, ASEAN has again contributed through the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific which is translated into concrete cooperation,” he added.

Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed his appreciation for Indonesia’s leadership and outstanding diplomatic efforts in ASEAN and the G20. 

The UN Secretary-General is also determined to continue to develop cooperation between the UN Indonesia and ASEAN.

“We are determined to develop as much as possible our cooperation in Indonesia and our cooperation in ASEAN. Congratulations to President Jokowi for your outstanding leadership in ASEAN during this period,” the UN Secretary-General said.

 

Journalist: Filomeno Martins 

Editor: Nelia Borges

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