Labuan Bajo 42nd Summit Prepares ASEAN’s Post-2025 Vision

Jakarta, Indonesia Sentinel – Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will discuss the ASEAN Post-2025 Vision towards ASEAN 2024 at the 42nd Summit in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara on May 9-11, 2023.

According to a written statement from the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Friday (28/4/2023), the ASEAN Vision Post-2025 towards ASEAN 2024 is currently being drafted by the High Level Task Force on ASEAN Community Post-2025 (HLTF-ACV) before being discussed at the summit.

At the meeting with the HLTF-ACV on May 10, 2023, ASEAN leaders will provide guidance so that the ASEAN vision being drafted is visionary, inspiring, comprehensive, robust, and inclusive.

Furthermore, the ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) will give in-principle endorsement to the draft ASEAN vision at its meeting with the HLTF-ACV in September.

“Subsequently, the document is expected to be ratified in 2025,” the Foreign Ministry statement said.

As part of the process of developing the Post-2025 ASEAN Vision, ASEAN leaders are also expected to endorse a joint statement on the Development of the Post-2025 ASEAN Community Vision at the 42nd Summit.

“Through this endorsement, it is hoped that the ASEAN Post-2025 drafting process will be strengthened and it can also be ensured that the ASEAN Post-2025 vision will be truly visionary, ambitious, adaptive and strategic,” the statement said.

Indonesia had its turn to become Chair of ASEAN in 2023.

There are two big themes carried by Indonesia in its chairmanship this year, namely “ASEAN Matters: Epicenter of Growth” or ASEAN Matters: Epicenter of Growth.

There are three important elements in the meaning of ASEAN Matters, namely strengthening ASEAN capacity and effectiveness, ASEAN unity, and ASEAN centrality.

While under the Epicenter of Growth pillar, Indonesia seeks to ensure essential elements in the region consisting of health architecture, energy security, food security, and financial stability. ( / Photo: ANTARA / Galih Pradipta)


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