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Jakarta Post

Trade spat tops Jokowi's agenda at ASEAN, G20

  • Agnes Anya and Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 20, 2019   /  10:35 am
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Looking ahead: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo speaks to The Jakarta Post during an interview at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.(JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is to attend two high-level meetings, the ASEAN and G20 summits, with trade tensions between the United States and China high on the President’s agenda. Jokowi is to be at the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok on Saturday and Sunday, during which he is scheduled to attend a series of ASEAN leader meetings. The scheduled meetings include ASEAN Leaders’ Interface meetings with youth and business councils, as well as the ASEAN Summit Plenary Session and Retreat. Speaking during a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Jokowi said he hoped the ASEAN Summit would unite ASEAN countries in a single stance to safeguard ASEAN’s economy amid tensions between the US and China. “We have to persuade ASEAN countries to stand united for anticipating [the adverse impacts] of a trade war between the US and China so that the stability of the...