TRIBUNNEWS.IT – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) checked readiness to hold the 2023 ASEAN Summit in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) on Sunday (7/5/2023).
In his press statement, President Jokowi assessed that Labuan Bajo was ready to hold the 42nd ASEAN Summit.
“Everything is ready. After Eid we checked, it’s ready, it’s just the implementation,” Jokowi said, Sunday quoted by YouTube Presidential Secretariat.
According to Jokowi, the implementation of the ASEAN summit in Labuan Bajo involved various parties.
“I think everyone is involved, both in the reception, in the culinary preparation, in the preparation of the homestay accommodation, everyone is involved, the hotel rooms are not enough, we also prepare the boats,” Jokowi said.
It is known that Labuan Bajo will hold the 42nd ASEAN Summit on May 9-11, 2023.
“This is pretty good momentum, we are holding the ASEAN summit in Labuan Bajo, to commercialize Labuan Bajo so the world knows that Indonesia has something called Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara,” Jokowi said.
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Meanwhile, academics are also optimistic that the implementation of the 2023 ASEAN summit in Labuan Bajo will boost the nation’s economy.
Academic of Mahasaraswati University, Denpasar, Bali, Sukawati Lanang P Perbawa is optimistic that this international event will boost community MPMIs.
“It is hoped that the May 9-11 ASEAN summit in Labuan Bajo can go smoothly and at the same time MSMEs can increase in and around Labuan Bajo, including Indonesia,” he said in a written statement received by Tribunnews on Sunday (7/5/2023).
Besides MSMEs, culture in Indonesia is also seen as increasingly popular with this ASEAN summit.
“Including that the culture of the Archipelago can be more advanced and known, I hope that all the ASEAN Summit participants present in Labuan Bajo can lead the process smoothly and make a positive contribution to all aspects of Southeast Asian region,” he hoped.
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In line with Sukawati, UGM international relations expert Randy Wirasta Nandyatama said the meeting of heads of state in ASEAN countries showed that Indonesia’s economy is evenly distributed.
This is because Indonesia itself has established much strategic cooperation in efforts to stabilize the national economy.
“When Indonesia became president, Indonesia built several important elements, especially useful for economic stability and a lot of cooperation in different strategic fields,” he said.
On the other hand, the director of the Institute for Public Policy Studies (LKKP), Vincent Awey, hopes that Indonesia’s presidency at the ASEAN summit will make the people’s economy flourish.
“The implementation of this year’s ASEAN summit is expected to have an impact on people’s economic well-being,” he said.
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