President to Hold Bilateral Meetings With Foreign Leaders in Bali

08 December, 2011 | Source: ANTARA News

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during his stay in Bali, December 7 and 8, 2011, will hold bilateral meetings with heads of state/government attending the Fourth Bali Democracy Forum.

On Wednesday evening, he is scheduled to receive a courtesy call from a special envoy of Papua New Guinea, according to information from the presidential office.

He is also expected to receive a special envoy of the Japanese prime minister and hold a meeting with a Bangladeshi delegation.

On Thursday, he will hold a bilateral meeting with the Qatari Prime Minister. Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Hatta Rajasa, Minister/State Secretary Sudi Silalahi, Cabinet Secretary Dipo Alam, Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa, Energy and Mineral Resource Minister Jero Wacik, Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan, and the foreign ministry`s Director General for Asia, the Pacific and Africa Hamzah Thayeb will be present in the bilateral meeting.

Yudhoyono on the sidelines of the Bali Democracy Forum will also hold bilateral meetings with Sri Lankan, Mongolian, Turkish, Filipino, and Timor Leste delegations separately.

The Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) will be held on December 8 and 9, 2011, at Bali International Convention Center (BICC), Nusa Dua, Bali, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Yudhoyono will officially kick off the Fourth Bali Democracy Forum on Thursday. The Forum`s theme this year is "Enhancing Democratic Participation in Changing World: Responding to Democratic Voices."

It is expected that 15 Head of States would attend the event, with 54 participating countries from the Asia Pacific region, and 66 countries and international organizations that would attend as observers.

On Friday, the president will fly to Semarang, Central Java, to observer the World Anti-Corruption Day and officially kick off a national congress of the All Indonesian Provinces Administrations` Association.

 

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