President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, and some leaders of ASEAN countries are seen shaking hands when they took a photo before the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines, Monday (13/11). (ANTARA)
JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo stated that Indonesia is ready to make contributions to the stability and security in the Korean peninsula. According to him, ASEAN member countries are worried about the situation in the Korean peninsula as North Korea has launched ballistic missiles for several times.
"Indonesia is ready to make contributions to maintain stability and security in the Korean peninsula," said President Jokowi in the 19th ASEAN-South Korea Summit held at the Philippines International Convention Center (PICC) Manila, Philippines, Monday (13/1) evening.
At the same time, President Jokowi also appreciates the effort of South Korean President Moon Jae-In for resolving issues through dialogues.
President Jokowi said that South Korea is one of ASEAN partners that’s active developing the partnership. Therefore, the President hopes that ASEAN-Korea Free Trade Area (AKFTA) would be optimized.
"We also have to encourage them so the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership discussion would be finished soon," said the President, as quoted from setkab.go.id.
President Jokowi also asserts that ASEAN and South Korea should maintain the economic transparency that benefits each other.
The ASEAN-South Korea Summit was attended by the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-In, and leaders of ASEAN member countries. (rm)