Kamis, 18 Juli 2024|Jakarta, Indonesia

ASEAN-Japan Agree on a Common Vision and Future Partnership Implementation Plan

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Senin, 18 Desember 2023 - 11:46 WIB

President Jokowi and PM Kishida delivered a press statement at The Okura Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, Sunday (17/12/2023). (Photo: BPMI Presidential Secretariat)
President Jokowi and PM Kishida delivered a press statement at The Okura Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, Sunday (17/12/2023). (Photo: BPMI Presidential Secretariat)

Thepresidentpost.id - At the High Level Conference (Summit) Celebrating 50 Years of ASEAN-Japan Friendly Relations and Cooperation, Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said that ASEAN and Japan had agreed on a number of shared visions and plans for implementing future partnerships.

First, as partners in peace and stability, ASEAN and Japan continue to be committed to maintaining peace through inclusive collaboration, respect for the rules of international law, and strengthening ASEAN centrality.

“The ASEAN leaders also expressed their appreciation for Japan's full support for the implementation and prioritization of the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific and welcomed the planned Trilateral Mechanism Summit between Japan, the PRC People's Republic of China and South Korea as a form of span," said the President when delivering a press statement with Japanese Prime Minister (PM) Fumio Kishida, at The Okura Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, Sunday (17 /12/2023).habit of dialogue

President Jokowi also said that the ASEAN-Japan partnership for 50 years has fostered trust in ASEAN and Japan's partnership relations. The President believes that the partnership between ASEAN and Japan will continue to contribute to maintaining regional stability and peace.

"In the spirit of friendship, I believe that the ASEAN and Japan partnership can continue to contribute to maintaining stability and peace, bringing people closer together, and driving economic growth in the region and the world," said the President.

In addition, President Jokowi said that ASEAN-Japan also agreed to increase cooperation in the fields of education, research development and the digital economy. Meanwhile, as partners cooperation in the economic and social fields, ASEAN and Japan will strengthen cooperation in two priority sectors.

In the food and energy security sectors, strengthening is carried out through agricultural technology cooperation and encouraging investment and technology transfer.

“Accelerating digital transformation through efforts upskilling and reskilling "HR [human resources], as well as increasing digital connectivity, especially for MSMEs," he said.

Apart from that, in his statement, the Head of State also expressed ASEAN's hopes for Japan to support ASEAN's digital economic framework and optimize the use of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

“As well as a fairer and more sustainable energy transition,” he added. (BPMI SETPRES/UN)


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