At the invitation of His Majesty Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam, as ASEAN Chairman 2021, the Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin bin Haji Mohd. Yassin, Prime Minister of Malaysia will attend the ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting on 24 April 2021 at ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta, Indonesia.


The Right Honourable Prime Minister will be accompanied by The Honourable Dato' Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and a small group of senior officials from the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


The ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting will be attended by ASEAN Leaders, as well as ASEAN Secretary General, and Senior General Min Aung Hlaing of Myanmar. The Leaders will discuss several pressing issues concerning peace, security, and stability of the region. The unfolding development in Myanmar is also expected to be high on the meeting’s agenda.


Malaysia strongly supports all the efforts undertaken by Brunei Darussalam, as the Chair of ASEAN 2021 to convene the ASEAN Leader’s Meeting in determining the direction and future of ASEAN, in line with its principles such as ASEAN Centrality; and in promoting and protecting the peace, security, stability and prosperity of our region.


The delegation will be subjected to strict COVID-19 preventative SOP as agreed upon by the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH), National Security Council (NSC), and the Indonesian Ministry of Health. The SOP for the Malaysian delegation, among others, includes the following:


a.  Required to take a swab test before departing to Indonesia. Only individuals with negative test results within 72 hours are allowed to be part of the



b.  Travelling with a special aircraft in order to create a travel bubble to Indonesia.


c.  Required to take another swab test upon arrival in Jakarta.


d.  Remain confined to their accommodation and designated areas during the course of the ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting.


e.  Subject to strict COVID-19 preventative SOP such as physical distancing, wearing face masks etc., as imposed by the Indonesia Ministry of Health,

     during the stay in Indonesia.


f.  Required to undergo mandatory quarantine as soon as they return to Malaysia as prescribed by MOH.




23 APRIL 2021