President Widodo arrives in Bangkok for APEC Summit

President Widodo arrives in Bangkok for APEC Summit

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Jakarta (ANTARA) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and his entourage landed at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand, for the APEC Summit at around 3:55 p.m. local time on Thursday, according to an official statement received in Jakarta.

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister, Wissanu Krea-ngam, and his wife; Indonesian Ambassador to Thailand Rachmat Budiman and his wife; and the Indonesian defense attaché in Bangkok, Yesi Kristian Mambu, welcomed President Widodo and his entourage upon their arrival.

Immediately after landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Widodo and his entourage proceeded to their hotel in Bangkok.

The President and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo were scheduled to attend a dinner for leaders and delegates attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit on Thursday evening.

On Friday (November 18, 2022), the President is scheduled to join the 29th APEC Summit, which will end on Saturday (November 19).

The APEC Summit is the latest in a series of important meetings attended by President Widodo following the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and the G20 Summit in Bali.

At a press conference before taking off from VIP Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali, on Thursday, the head of state emphasized that through the trip, he intended to carry out Indonesia’s mission to promote an inclusive and sustainable economy.

“The principle is to leave no one behind,” he said.

In addition, digital transformation, green economy, and downstreaming are other topics that Indonesia will raise at the APEC Summit this year.

According to the President, as an organization that represents nearly 3 billion of the world’s population and 60 percent of the global gross domestic product (GDP), the APEC must continue to be the engine of economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region.

Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung accompanied the President on his trip to Bangkok. 

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