Leaders of Southeast Asian countries will gather in Labuan Bajo next month, and Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo recently visited to inspect venues and hotels.
According to Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Indonesia is paying a great deal of attention to the summit, and "all preparations are on the right track." She added, "hopefully, the huge task of hosting the 42nd summit as the ASEAN chair runs smoothly."
On May 10-11, Labuan Bajo will host eight ASEAN-related meetings, five of which are scheduled for the first day. President Jokowi is set to lead seven meetings, while Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim will chair the BIMP-EAGA talks.
To cater to the guests, the airport will have a baggage conveyor belt specifically assigned for international arrivals and an immigration facility. Retno stated, "We will continue to work on the airport preparations, including signage for the 42nd ASEAN Summit."