Jokowi’s “invitation” comes at a very interesting and timely juncture in world and regional politics.
The special summit is a good opportunity for both sides to deepen conversations and trust but there also needs to be constant work on these issues after it ends, without which no real progress can truly be made.
Next month, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will be welcoming the 10 leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Sydney for a special summit.
The seemingly imminent clash of interests between China and the US in this region will undoubtedly affect ASEAN and its centrality within the geopolitical chess game.
The Paris talks proved that political success is possible, if leaders are given the right platform, if civil society mobilises behind them, and if the world acts in unison.
The Australian-led hunt – the largest in history – was suspended in January, sparking criticism from families of those on board and some experts that it was called off too soon.
The composition of economies within the RCEP is enough to show that there is adequate balance to “Chinese supremacy” in the involvement of India, Japan and Australia.
"It was around 11:30am, we immediately ran, we had nothing with us except the clothes we were wearing," said Gusti Nyoman Dauh, an Indonesian who survived the 1963 eruption.
Morgan Stanley earlier this month said home prices in Singapore will climb two percent this year and 10 percent by the end of 2018, turning around earlier and rising faster than people expect.