To support the implementation and success of the 43rd ASEAN Summit, scheduled to take place from September 5th to 7th, 2023 in Jakarta, the Immigration Office Class I Special Immigration Checkpoint at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is currently preparing a range of integrated special immigration crossing facilities.
Muhammad Tito Andrianto, who serves as the Head of Immigration Office Class I Special Immigration Checkpoint Soekarno-Hatta, explained that these special facilities are being prepared to ensure the smooth inspection process for the ASEAN Summit delegates due to the increased passenger traffic at Soekarno-Hatta Airport.
"Several facilities are being provided to welcome the arrival of guests and delegates of the 43rd ASEAN Summit. First, the provision of the Mobile Unit Border Control Management devices, specifically for the delegation at the head of state/ministerial level," he stated on Tuesday (8/29).
These immigration-specific facilities have been placed at Terminal 3 and the Commercial Important Person (CIP) Terminal I at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. According to his statement, the presence of these facilities is crucial to support the smooth inspection of delegates, especially amidst the high number of passengers utilizing airport services on a regular basis.
He emphasized that as the main and busy gateway for Indonesia, the Soekarno-Hatta Immigration has prior experience in providing special facilities for every international event. Furthermore, he stated that in the context of the 43rd ASEAN Summit, his team has prepared immigration services that have previously been successfully implemented during the G-20 Summit in 2022.
With the theme "ASEAN Matters: Epicenter of Growth," Indonesia as the host of the ASEAN Chairmanship for 2023 aims to assert that ASEAN's role is not limited to a regional scale but also holds a significant global impact.
President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, is scheduled to open and lead 12 diverse meetings. The events include the 43rd Summit in plenary format and closed sessions (retreat), the 26th ASEAN-China Summit, the 24th ASEAN-South Korea Summit, the 26th ASEAN-Japan Summit, and the 11th ASEAN-United States Summit.
In addition, the event also encompasses meetings such as the ASEAN-Canada Summit, the 26th ASEAN Plus Three Summit, the 20th ASEAN-India Summit, the 3rd ASEAN-Australia Summit, the 18th East Asia Summit (EAS) for East Asian cooperation, and the 13th ASEAN-United Nations (UN) Summit.