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Jokowi Attends APEC Leaders' Meeting in Vietnam

VOI NEWS 12.11.2017  09:00 Local Time GMT+7

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on Saturday, headed to the Intercontinental Penisula Resort Da Nang to attend the 25th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting 2017 as a speaker alongside 21 other leaders of the group's member countries. The meeting kicked off with the leaders's retreat, followed by a group photo session, and a working luncheon.  On arrival at Da Nang, Jokowi was welcomed by President of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang, and both headed to the Ha Noi Hall to attend the meeting's "retreat" I. During the retreat session, Jokowi was seated between Japanese President Shinzo Abe and Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR Carrie Lam. Meanwhile, during the photo session, Jokowi stood in the first line behind the US President Donald Trump. He was flanked by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Vietnamese President Quang.  On the sidelines of the leaders' meeting, Jokowi attended some sessions with other leaders of the APEC member nations.////(antara)


Preparations Ripe for Sail Sabang 2017

Preparations are almost ripe for the implementation of the international maritime event of Sail Sabang to be held from November 28 to December 5, 2017, in Indonesia's westernmost Province of Aceh. The Aceh provincial government, through the local Culture and Tourism Office, continues to finalize all preparations for the successful implementation of Sail Sabang and is confident that all would be completed in time. According to Aceh Culture and Tourism Office Chief Reza Fahlevi, preparations are being intensified to ensure the success of the international maritime event, in which thousands of local and foreign tourists and guests are expected to visit the city of Sabang on the westernmost tip of Sumatra Island. Sail Sabang is also expected to effectively promote the natural and underwater marine beauty of Sabang and the surrounding island of Weh. Reza Fahlevi added coordination with all relevant agencies continues to be made to prepare the various means of land, sea, and air transportation to successfully host Sail Sabang 2017. The Ministry of Transportation, in cooperation with the city government of Sabang, will provide 29 buses to serve the sail participants, tourists, and guests who will arrive to witness the international maritime event. Four slow ships and speed boats as well as several roll-on/roll-off ships will be provided to ferry the passengers between Ulee Lheu and Sabang.///antara

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