The integrity of the connectivity may encourage trade which will eventually spur economic growth in the region, according to Pratikno.
"So, how the Indo-Pacific will become an economic force starts from strong connectivity which will lay the basis for trade and economy to become stronger," he said.
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President Widodo and First Lady Iriana along with a limited entourage left for Thailand to attend the Summit that begins on November 2 and concludes on November 4.
The Summit has the theme of "Promoting Partnership for Sustainability" to ensure a partnership between ASEAN member states and other countries for sustainable growth in the region.
While in Thailand, President Widodo is scheduled to attend a series of meetings including the 22nd ASEAN-China Summit, 16th ASEAN-India Summit, 10th ASEAN-United Nations Summit, 7th ASEAN-the United States Summit, ASEAN Plus Three Leaders Meeting with the East Asian Business Council 22nd ASEAN Plus Three Summit, 14th East Asia Summit, 22nd ASEAN-Japan Summit, and the 3rd Regional Economic Comprehensive Partnership.
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