Indonesia’s Asean presidency to focus on economic growth, says senior minister Airlangga Hartarto

Jakarta Indonesia: According to a senior economic minister, Indonesia’s leadership of Asean in 2023 will primarily be focus on fostering sustainable growth in the region. To hasten the region’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto. The region’s connectivity and competitiveness will be improved under Indonesia’s year-long leadership of Asean.

In a conference with ambassadors from Asean nations in Jakarta, Airlangga stated. “Indonesia will strengthen recovery chances through better connectivity and competitiveness. As well as by developing resilience in financial services and food security.”

To close the digital divide between Asean nations, the senior minister declared that Indonesia would fight for a more cohesive digital infrastructure.

Regarding enhancing connectivity, Airlangga emphasized the requirement for infrastructure to carry people, goods, and energy. The official start of Indonesia’s chairmanship of Asean for 2023 was on January 1.

In 2011, Indonesia swapped places with Brunei. To hold that position for the last time; Brunei went on to chair Asean in 2013. Analysts had predict that Indonesia’s presidency of Asean this year would be dominate by the Myanmar crisis.

Retno LP Marsudi, Indonesia’s foreign minister, stated in her annual foreign policy speech last week. My country will not for the Myanmar situation to compromise Asean’s economic goals.