Bakrie hosts luncheon for ICAPP delegates

Bakrie hosts luncheon for ICAPP delegates

Aburizal Bakrie. (ANTARA/Sigid Kurniawan)

The conference aims to gather ideas on how political parties can contribute to world peace and democracy ..."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Chairman of the Golkar Party Aburizal Bakrie hosted a luncheon for the delegates attending the 26th International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) here, Friday.

The conference was attended by politicians from Asia and the Pacific, as well as observers from Africa, the United States, and Europe, Bakrie noted here, Friday.

"The conference aims to gather ideas on how political parties can contribute to world peace and democracy in their respective nations," he affirmed.

Golkar and the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) were tasked with hosting the three-day conference attended by leaders of Asian political parties, he added.

Vice President M. Jusuf Kalla is scheduled to officially open the conference at the Parliament Building on Friday evening.

PDIP General Chairperson Megawati Soekarnoputri, who is concurrently Indonesias fifth president, is expected to be present at the inauguration ceremony.

During the luncheon, Bakrie was accompanied by other senior Golkar politicians such as Theo L. Sambuaga, Azis Syamsuddin, Dave Laksono, and House Speaker Ade Komarudin, as well as Andreas Hugo Pareira of the PDIP.
(Uu.F001/INE/KR-BSR)

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