A number of countries from around the world have confirmed their attendance at the ASEAN Summit to be held in Jakarta on September 5-7, 2023. Some of these leaders have been arriving in Indonesia since Sunday (9/3) until today (9/4).
The ASEAN Summit will bring together leaders from 22 countries, consisting of 11 ASEAN member states, namely Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei Darussalam, Viet Nam, Lao, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Timor-Leste.
In addition to the member states, nine partner countries have also been invited to attend the Summit. These partner countries include the Republic of Korea, India, Japan, China, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, Russia, and the United States (US).
Two other invited countries, namely Bangladesh, which chairs the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), and the Cook Islands, which chairs the Pacific Island Forum (PIF), will also attend the summit.
In addition, Indonesia plans to invite a number of international organizations under the United Nations (UN), such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Economic Forum, IORA, and PIF.
Several of the invited countries have already arrived in Jakarta. One of them is the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, Mark Brown, who was one of the first to arrive at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on Sunday (9/3) at 19:25 WIB.
The Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Xanana Gusmao, also arrived at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport this morning (9/4) at 7:50 WIB. Xanana's arrival was welcomed by the Governor of Banten, Al Muktabar, and the Ministerial Expert Staff for Talent Management of the Ministry of Research and Technology, Tatang Muttaqin.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Pham Minh Chinh, also arrived in Indonesia at around 10:35 a.m. (9/4). He was welcomed by the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno and the Vietnamese Ambassador to Indonesia Ta Van Thong.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet arrived at Soekarno Hatta Airport at around 11:30 a.m. today (9/4). He was accompanied by his wife Pich Chanmony.
Afterwards, the Prime Minister of Laos, Sonexay Siphandone, also arrived at Soekarno Hatta Airport. Then the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Anwar Ibrahim, arrived in an Airbus A320 with the Malaysian logo.
The Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, also landed at Soekarno Hatta Airport. Sultan Bolkiah was seen landing on a wide-body Boeing 747.
In addition, the President of Bangladesh, Mohammad Shahabuddin, arrived in Jakarta on a Boeing 787 wide-body aircraft with the logo of Bangladesh Airlines.
Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore, confirmed his participation in the ASEAN Summit in 2023. He arrived at Soekarno-Hatta Airport at noon today (9/4).
In addition, the President of the Philippines, Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos, and his wife, Louise Marcos, arrived in Jakarta after 6 p.m. local time (9/4).