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South Korea awaits Jokowi’s attendance at ASEAN-Korea Summit

  • Primastuti Handayani
    Primastuti Handayani

    The Jakarta Post

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Seoul   /   Wed, October 23, 2019   /  02:40 pm
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ASEAN delegates and senior South Korean officials pose for a photo before the launch of a three-day ASEAN-Korea Train from Seoul to Gwangju.(JP/Primastuti Handayani)

As the ASEAN-Korea Commemorative Summit approaches, host South Korea has been busy finalizing the preparations for the event in Busan on Nov. 25 and 26. The summit is in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the ASEAN-Korea Dialogue Partnership as well as the first Mekong-Korea Summit, which will take place a day later. South Korea as the host naturally wants this summit to be successful. “The criteria for a successful summit is ensuring that all [ASEAN] state leaders will attend [this event],”Suh Jeong-in, executive director of the 2019 ASEAN-Korea Commemorative Summit Preparatory Office, told The Jakarta Post on board the ASEAN-Korea Train recently. The special train journey itself was only one of many events to welcome the summit. “I personally would like to see Indonesian President Joko [Jokowi] Widodo attending the event, especially after his in...