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.