Attended the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in Melbourne, President Jokowi brought up issues of electric vehicles and digital transformation.

In that summit, Indonesia will push for strengthening cooperation in several areas, ranging from economic integration, energy transition, to digital transformation.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo departed from Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base towards Melbourne, Australia, on Monday (04/03/2024), to attend the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit commemorating 50 years of ASEAN-Australia partnership.

President Joko Widodo will advocate discussions regarding electric vehicles and digital transformation at the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in Melbourne, Australia.

"There are many, so cooperation in electric vehicles, we will push for this cooperation to happen and be implemented as soon as possible. Besides that, it's also related to digital transformation, I think the direction is towards that," said Joko Widodo in a press statement before departing to Australia, as quoted from the website

President Widodo will also discuss defense cooperation between Indonesia and Australia with Australian PM Anthony Albanese. Discussions on defense cooperation between the two countries have been previously conducted by the defense ministers.

"Yes, that will be discussed, but we haven't gone into detail about what exactly we will discuss. But of course, that will also be discussed," he explained.

Jokowi will also invite countries attending the summit to invest in the National Capital (IKN).

"Every time I meet with prime ministers or presidents, I always convey investment invitations in the National Capital," said the President.

In his statement, the President mentioned that the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit is to commemorate 50 years of ASEAN-Australia partnership and will discuss how the comprehensive strategic partnership between ASEAN and Australia can be optimized in the future to realize a peaceful, stable, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.

Aside from attending the summit, the President will also hold bilateral meetings with the Prime Ministers of Australia, New Zealand, and Cambodia.

"I and the delegation will return to Jakarta on March 6, on Wednesday," said the President.



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