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BDF returns to Bali with focus on democracy, prosperity

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 6 2018   /  12:50 am
Pride of nations: Workers prepare on Wednesday to hoist the flag of a country participating in the 2018 Bali Democracy Forum. Representatives of Asia-Pacific countries will attend the event, which will be held in Nusa Dua, Bali, from Thursday to Friday. They will discuss, share experience and strengthen cooperation in democratic practices.(Antara/Nyoman Budhiana)(Antara/Nyoman Budhiana)

Pride of nations: Workers prepare on Wednesday to hoist the flag of a country participating in the 2018 Bali Democracy Forum. Representatives of Asia-Pacific countries will attend the event, which will be held in Nusa Dua, Bali, from Thursday to Friday. They will discuss, share experience and strengthen cooperation in democratic practices.(Antara/Nyoman Budhiana)The Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) will return to Bali after being moved to Tangerang in 2017, with government officials, civil society organizations, private sector actors and youth from 57 countries coming together to discuss the issues facing democracy and its role in bringing prosperity.

The event was moved from Bali last year because of Mount Agung’s volcanic activity. The 11th BDF will be held at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center on Thursday and Friday.

On Wednesday evening, Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi m...