INDONESIA: PRESIDENT JOKOWI INVITES VIETNAMESE PM TO ASEAN GATHERING
JAKARTA, Indonesia Indonesian President Joko Widodo has delivered his invitation to Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to attend the ASEAN Leaders’ Gathering (ALG) in October, The Jakarta Post reported.
The invitation was delivered by Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, who on Wednesday made an official visit to the prime minister’s office in Vietnam, the ministry said in a press release received by The Jakarta Post on Thursday.
Indonesia is set to host annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund-World Bank Group on Oct 10.
The Indonesian government has initiated the ALG, which will be held on the sidelines of the event, as an attempt to improve cooperation and collaboration among ASEAN, the UN, the IMF and World Bank.
Luhut, as the chairman of the 2018 AM IMF-WBG organising committee, said the ALG was aimed at showing to the world the success of ASEAN countries in escaping from the economic crisis in 1998.
Source: NAM News Network