The 42nd ASEAN Summit held in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia, from May 9 to 11, 2023.
This event was a meeting of leaders of ASEAN member states held in order to strengthen regional cooperation and discuss issues of importance to the ASEAN region.
The ASEAN Summit is the highest forum in ASEAN held annually with the aim of promoting peace, stability, and prosperity in the region.
This year, Labuan Bajo was chosen as the venue for the ASEAN Summit to showcase Indonesia’s tourism potential and introduce the beauty and natural wealth of Labuan Bajo to every ASEAN country delegate present. In addition, it is also useful to develop the tourism sector in Indonesia.
The discussions at the ASEAN Summit in Labuan Bajo included the following important issues:
1. Enhancing economic integration
One of ASEAN’s main focuses is to strengthen economic integration in the region. At the summit, leaders discussed measures to increase trade, investment, and economic cooperation among ASEAN countries.
2. Enhancing security and defense cooperation
ASEAN is committed to maintaining peace and stability in the region. Therefore, at the summit, leaders also discussed regional security and defense issues, including counter-terrorism, cooperation in dealing with narcotics and cross-border crime.
3. Promoting tourism and environmental conservation
Leaders will discuss strategies to enhance sustainable tourism in ASEAN, including through the development of responsible tourism infrastructure and environmental preservation.
In addition to the points above, the ASEAN Summit will also discuss issues that are currently happening in various countries such as women’s empowerment, education, health, and other social issues.
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