"Whether we like it or not, ready or not ready, Indonesia will join the ASEAN economic community. We discussed this and the government will establish a national team," President Yudhoyono said after chairing a cabinet meeting here on Wednesday.
The team will check in various sectors how far Indonesia has made the preparations for its inclusion in the ASEAN economic community.
"If there is a sector which is not ready, we will make it ready," the president said.
With the implementation of the ASEAN economic community, Indonesia`s economy will be integrated into those of other ASEAN member nations.
Therefore, President Yudhoyono reminded that Indonesia must improve its products` competitiveness. (*)