Bogor, W Java (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo has called to promote the Asian Games 2018 to be held on Aug 18 in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang.

"In my opinion, there are few Asian Games publications, particularly for conducting promotion, on local and international media," Widodo noted here on Wednesday.

The government has held a meeting related to preparations for hosting the Asian Games 2018 at the Bogor Presidential Palace.

Widodo urged his cabinet to publish promotional materials and advertisements of Asian Games once every two weeks.

"Promotion of the Asian Games can be conducted every two weeks through local and international media," he remarked.

The government held the meeting to review preparations for the sporting event.

During the meeting, related ministers reported the updated condition of venues and all facilities as well as the athletes` training.

"I want to hear about preparations for the opening ceremony, competition event, and closing ceremony," the president noted.

Coordinating Minister of Human and Cultural Development Puan Maharani, Coordinating Minister for Economy Darmin Nasution, Coordinating Minister of Politics, Law, and Security Wiranto, State Secretary Minister Pratikno, Minister of State Enterprises Rini Sumarno, Minister of Youth and Sports Imam Nahrawi, and Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung among others attended the meeting.

(UU.B019/B/KR-BSR/B/H-YH) 18-04-2018 17:30:51

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