Bali Post reports that Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has stated his desire that the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit planned in Bali in October 2013 runs smoothly and successfully.
Yudhoyono has linked a successful APEC Conference to the larger success of Indonesia and the Asia Pacific nations in general.
“In know that we have prepared well for all aspects, so let us all make (APEC) a success for the sake of Indonesia and for the sake of cooperation in as Asia Pacific region,” proclaimed the President during a cabinet meeting in Jakarta on Tuesday, September 18, 2012.
As the chairman of APEC in 2013, Indonesia is charged with continuing dialogues and programs that were tabled at the just completed APEC 2012 conference held in Vladivostok, Russia.
In Russia it was determined that China would host the APEC conference in 2014.
The Indonesian President said the just completed APEC conference in Vladivostok saw as the main agenda items a detailed discussion on the need to safeguard economic growth, the encouragement of trade and investment, integration of economic zones, the need to maintain food security and how to build innovative economies.
Yudhoyono maintains that the decisions reached at APEC 2013 in Bali will have far-reaching global effects and help determine international cooperation in the future.
“The main theme will remain how to maintain our economies in the region and do what is needed to stimulate growth,” said Yudhoyono.
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