ASEAN leaders subject to swab test on arrival in Indonesia


Jakarta (ANTARA) – Leaders and delegations of ASEAN nations planning to attend the ASEAN Leader’s Meeting at the ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta, were subject to a swab test upon arrival at the Soekarno Hatta Airport, Tangerang, Banten..

According to a statement received from the Press Bureau of the Presidential Secretariat in Jakarta, Saturday, the leaders and delegations of ASEAN nations arriving on Saturday comprised the Malaysian prime minister, Laos foreign minister, Thai foreign minister, and Singaporean prime minister.

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin arrived at the Soekarno Hatta Airport at 7:43 Western Indonesia Time (WIB), followed by Laos Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith, who arrived at 8:00 WIB.

Thailand Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai arrived at 9:15 WIB followed by Singaporean Prime Minister M. Lee Hsien Loong, who arrived at 9:48 WIB.

After arrival, the leaders and delegates then boarded vehicles provided to reach the VVIP waiting room of the Soekarno-Hatta Airport Terminal 3 VIP to undergo PCR swab tests and other health screenings in accordance with the application of health protocols.

The ASEAN leaders that arrived in Jakarta on Friday (April 23) comprised Brunei Darussalam leader Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, and Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.

ASEAN leaders and delegations will attend the ASEAN Leader’s Meeting at the ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta, on Saturday afternoon.


Source: ANTARA News