Welcome to Bali
Om Swastyastu, We offer our grateful thanks to God Almighty for His grace in the holding of the APEC 2013 Summit in Bali. The choice of our island as the venue for this prestigious event is itself a great honor in displaying the trust of the international community in the people of Bali.
I extend my appreciation to The Jakarta Post for its important role in ensuring the success of the event. The Jakarta Post has taken the initiative in publishing this magazine guide, showcasing the rich culture and tourist attractions of Bali, which will of course be a valuable source of information for all APEC participants.
I also expect that The Jakarta Post, in its capacity as Indonesia’s leading English-language media with international reach, will effectively convey information about the APEC gathering and also Bali in general.
It is my hope that all those involved in the event, including the mass media, are committed to making it a success. All must play a vital part in forging stronger global diplomatic and economic relations, as well as building friendship and brotherhood among the nations of the world.
May God Almighty bless us with His guidance and protection to ensure successful proceedings of the APEC Summit in Bali.
In closing, I extend my thanks and appreciation to all.
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti Om