Vice President Jusuf Kalla said the yawning gap of income and technology between developed and developing countries was to do human resources development.
"The progress of a country depends on its people who run the government. That is why human resources development is very important," Kalla said at the opening ceremony of The Asia HRD
Congress 2008 here on Wednesday.
The vice president also said the differences between developed and developing countries were affected by each nation's culture, spirit and educational development.
Even in overcoming the food crisis, he said, the development of the human resources was necessary because only with good human resources, problems could be solved.
The vice president said he would support all policies to develop human resources and encourage other countries to share experience in the field.
Themed "Leading Human Capital, Leading Organization", The Asia HRD Congress 2008 featured some 47 domestic and overseas speakers.
Hundreds of participants from various countries attended the congress.
The speakers were among others chief executive officer of ESQ Leadership Center Ary Ginanjar Agustian, PT Citra Investa Adidana president director Robby Djohan, and others from Singapore and the United States.(**)