Indonesian Ambassador to Japan Heri Akhmadi said the ASEAN Summit with Japan in December will still carry three main agendas as a follow-up to the Group of Seven (G7) Summit last May.
“The summit in December will be more focused on consolidating Japanese and ASEAN programs which so far have followed the agenda of one of them in the G7,” Heri told Antara in Tokyo, Tuesday.
He said the main agenda revolved around three areas, namely world health architecture, energy transition and digital economy.
Japan is one of the supporters as well as a country that has made a major contribution to the development of the ASEAN Center for Public Health Emergencies and Emerging Disease (ACPHEED).
Last April, Japan had also committed to invest US$50 million (around Rp.743.73 billion) for the development of ACPHEED which had been initiated since May 2022.
In the field of energy transition, Heri said there were 28 projects that had been agreed upon between Japan and the Association of Nations. -Southeast Asian (ASEAN) nations, and 12 of them with Indonesia.
Several energy transition projects, including the Asian Zero Emission Community (AZEC), the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP), the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Asean Center for Energy (ACE) are working together to accelerate decarbonization and promote sustainable development in the ASEAN region.
Asean Center for Energy (ACE) and Waseda University work together in promoting research, educational activities and knowledge exchange.
As for the digital economy, Heri said that one of them is the development of more digital banking transactions.
“That is what is really being developed. We also want to focus on the G7 program that has been pushed forward,” he said.
Source : Antara