Indonesia announces 42nd ASEAN Summit’s agendas

The 42nd ASEAN Summit, slated to take place in Indonesia’s Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara province on May 9-11, will have eight meeting agendas, according to Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.

Meetings of the 42nd ASEAN Summit will be organised in two formats, namely the plenary and retreat ones, she told a press conference on April 25, adding that important issues will be discussed thoroughly, effectively and practically.

According to Marsudi, seven of the eight meetings will be chaired by Indonesian President Joko Widodo, including the meeting of ASEAN leaders with the parliament, youth, businesses and the high-level task force.

Two other meetings — the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle Sub-Regional Economic Cooperation (IMT-GT) and the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Cooperation — will be led by Malaysian prime minister Anwar Ibrahim.

The 42nd ASEAN Summit will begin on May 8 with the Senior Official Meeting agenda and followed by a ministerial-level meeting on May 9. The summit will take place from May 10-11.

One of the locations selected for the ASEAN Summit is Waringin Peak that is scheduled to be the venue for the spouse programme for pairs of heads of state, she said.

Source: Lao News Agency