Indonesian Begins Chairmanship of ASEAN 2023

Indonesia has officially begun its Chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Indonesia's Chairmanship will uphold the theme "ASEAN Matters Epicentrum of Growth",  as Indonesia is aiming to consolidate economic cooperations with both ASEAN member and non-member countries, to cement the role of ASEAN as an engine of global economic growth.

On Sunday, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo officially kicked off Indonesia's Chairmanship of The Association of Southeast Asian Nations in 2023. During the kick-off event, President Widodo admitted that chairing ASEAN this year, will be no easy task, as the global economy is undergoing many difficulties.

Both The World Bank and IMF, forecasting a potential global recession this year, amid continuing energy, food, and financial crisis, sparked by the Russia-Ukraine war and the ongoing pandemic.

But as Indonesia's Chairmanship will uphold the theme, "ASEAN Matters, Epicentrum of Growth", President Widodo said he's confident that Indonesia can consolidate The ASEAN's ability, to become an engine for global growth, and maintain peace and stability in The Indo-Pacific Region.