- We, the Leaders of the Republic of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Kingdom of Thailand, meet today in Labuan Bajo, the Republic of Indonesia for the 15th Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) Summit chaired by H.E. Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia.
- We recall the establishment of IMT-GT by its three founding member countries in 1993 with an aim of accelerating economic growth and transformation of the subregion by exploiting complementarities, comparative advantages and enhancing competitiveness towards an integrated, innovative, inclusive, and sustainable subregion by 2036.
- We recognise the significant achievements of IMT-GT over the past 30 years in advancing economic growth, narrowing the development gap within and among its members, empowering all stakeholders to play a role in the subregional cooperation to ensure the people as the centre piece of the subregional economic development. The subregional cooperation has been expanded to interconnect 35 states and provinces through six economic corridors. We, therefore, encourage all stakeholders to uphold the development progress and adhere to the priorities of IMT-GT cooperation to shape stronger subregional cooperation.
Read the Full Leaders’ Joint Statement here : 15th IMT-GT LEADERS’ JOINT STATEMENT