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18th East Asia Summit

18th East Asia Summit:

Prime Minister attended the 18th East Asia Summit (EAS) was held in Jakarta.

18th East Asia Summit (EAS):

  • At the 18th EAS, the Leaders’ Declaration on ASEAN as an Epicentrum of Growth was adopted.
  • It was discussed on building resilience against emerging challenges and future shocks through cooperation on enhancing energy security and food security, maintaining financial stability, and strengthening regional health architecture.
  • The Plan of Action (POA) for the next five years outlines the priorities that include efforts on the mainstreaming and implementation of the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP).
  • It lays emphasis on strengthening partnerships, through cross-sectoral collaborations that includes efforts in furthering the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • The meet provided an opportunity for ASEAN member states and the eight non-ASEAN countries to exchange views on issues concerning the region and the world at large.