Indonesia Reiterates the Importance of ASEAN Unity

Wahyu Dwi Anggoro    •    06 September 2016 20:30 WIB
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Indonesia Reiterates the Importance of ASEAN Unity
President Joko Widodo (right) and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at the 28th ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos on September 6, 2016 (Photo:AFP/Roslan Rahman)

Metrotvnews.com, Vientiane: President Joko Widodo reiterated the importance of ASEAN unity at the plennary session of the 28th ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. 

"We cannot let great powers control the security and stability in our region," Jokowi said as quoted by Palace press bureau chief Bey Machmudin in a press release.

"Without ASEAN unity and ASEAN centrality, our role as the important contributor to the security and stability in the region will be diminished," Jokowi continued.

He added that ASEAN has bright economic future, especially with the launching of ASEAN Economic Community.

"The ASEAN economy grew positively two years in a row," Jokowi stated.

After the plenary session of the 28th ASEAN Summit, ASEAN leaders will attend the signing of the ASEAN Declaration on One ASEAN, One Response and the launching of Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025.


(WAH)