President Jokowi attends opening ceremony of ASEAN Summit

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is attending the opening ceremony of the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on Saturday.

Before attending the summit, he held a bilateral meeting on Saturday morning in a hotel with Myanmars State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.

As part of his agenda, Jokowi is scheduled to attend several plenary sessions, a luncheon, retreat, and signing session of the ASEAN declaration.

In the afternoon, President Jokowi will also attend the closing ceremony.

Before leaving PICC, he will attend the 12th Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area Summit and the 10th Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Growth Triangle Summit.

President Jokowi and first lady Iriana Widodo are also scheduled to attend a gala dinner as part of the summit.

All head of states and governments of the ASEAN will attend the gala dinner to be held at the Grand Ballroom of the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel.(*)