Labuan Bajo (ANTARA) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has visited Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara, to check the readiness of this super-priority tourist destination for hosting the 2023 ASEAN Summit on 9-11 May 2023.

"Checking the final of the ASEAN Summit again," President Director of the Labuan Bajo Flores Authority Agency (BPOLBF) Shana Fatina said in Labuan Bajo on Sunday.

President Jokowi and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo arrived in Labuan Bajo on Saturday evening (22/4). The presidential plane landed at the Komodo Airport at 6:30 p.m. local time.

In a video conversation with Vice President Ma'ruf Amin which was broadcast on the Presidential Secretariat's Youtube, Jokowi said he would visit Labuan Bajo to check its readiness for holding the ASEAN Summit.

ASEAN Summit in Labuan Bajo is scheduled to be attended by the regional grouping's leaders and other delegations.

A total of 1,156 rooms from 22 hotels and resorts in Labuan Bajo have been prepared for accommodating the delegates and national organizing committee members.

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