Nusa Dua, Bali (ANTARA News) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in the company of First Lady Ani Yudhoyono left Bali on Wednesday for Brunei Darussalam to attend the 23rd ASEAN Summit.

Boarding special presidential aircraft Boeing 737-800 of Garuda Indonesia, the Indonesian head of state and his entourage left Denpasar`s Ngurah Rai International Airport at 7 am local time.

President Yudhoyono will be in Brunei Darussalam from October 9 to 10 to attend a series of the 23rd ASEAN Summit.

On the first day, the president is scheduled to attend among other things the 16th ASEAN-Japan Summit, 16th ASEAN-Korea Summit, and ASEAN-US Summit.

Then on the second day, President Yudhoyono will attend ASEAN+3 Summit, the 11th East Asia Summit, the 11th ASEAN-India Bilateral Meeting, and the 5th ASEAN-UN Bilateral Meeting.

The 23rd ASEAN Summit will be closed with the handover of ASEAN chairmanship from Brunei Darussalam to Myanmar as ASEAN chairman for the first time.

Editor: AA Ariwibowo
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