Japan-Indonesia Summit Meeting
On November 14, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, who is visiting Indonesia to attend the G20 Bali Summit, held a summit meeting with His Excellency Mr. Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia, for about 30 minutes from 1:40 p.m.. The two leaders issued a joint announcement on Asia Zero Emission Community Concept after the meeting. The overview of the talk is as follows:
- At the outset, Prime Minister Kishida expressed his respect for President Joko Widodo, who is playing an important role as the G20 chair, and stated that Japan would like to further collaborate with Indonesia on regional and global issues including the efforts in realizing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific, touching on the fact that Japan will assume the G7 Presidency and Indonesia will be the ASEAN Chair next year. In response, President Joko Widodo welcomed Prime Minister Kishida’s visit to Indonesia, and expressed his gratitude for Japan’s cooperation for the success of the G20 thus far.
- The two leaders welcomed the Joint Announcement on Asia Zero Emission Community (AZEC) Concept, and concurred to promote collaboration in climate change and energy including through the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) and cooperation in the area of environment. The two leaders also exchanged views on infrastructure projects including the Bekasi Proving Ground, the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system in Jakarta, Patimban Port, etc., and concurred to continue cooperation in this field.
- The two leaders also exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine, and Prime Minister Kishida stated that Russia’s threat to use nuclear weapons is absolutely unacceptable. The two leaders also discussed the situation in the East and South China Seas, response to North Korea including nuclear and missile issues as well as the abductions issue, the situation in Myanmar, economic coercion and cooperation with Pacific Island countries, and confirmed to continue working together in this regard.
- Furthermore, the two leaders concurred to continue to work together towards the strengthening of the Japan-ASEAN relations as the next year marks the 50th year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation, which is a historic turning point.