Asian Games 2018

Indonesia to Invite North, South Korean leaders to Asian Games

Indonesia to Invite North, South Korean leaders to Asian Games

Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung. (ANTARA/Bayu Prasetyo)

"We will appoint a senior minister to present the invitation letters personally to North and South Korea," Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung said here on Tuesday.
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian government will invite North and South Korean leaders to witness the 18th Asian Games events to be held in the country from Aug 18 to Sept 2.

"We will appoint a senior minister to present the invitation letters personally to North and South Korea," Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung said here on Tuesday.

He stated that the invitation letters to North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have already been signed by President Joko Widodo.

According to him, the event could serve as a good moment to develop peace. "This will showcase to the world that, if it could be realized, the Asian Games in Indonesia would serve as a uniting force for world peace, and the impact will be good," he noted.

Regarding the results of a limited cabinet meeting on preparations for the Asian Games, Anung remarked that security preparations for invitees and delegations had been made very well.

Coordination between the military, the police, and the National Intelligence Agency has continued, and "right now, only the infrastructure is yet to be finished outside the stadium in several locations. Hopefully, they will all be completely finished by July 22," he asserted.

Widodo inspected the accommodation facilities for athletes in Palembang, South Sumatra, on July 13 and 14 and other facilities, including the new Light Rail Transit system.

He added that preparations have been 99 percent completed. Palembang will co-host the event with Jakarta.
Reported by Bayu Prasetyo
H-YH/INE)
(T.SYS/B/KR-BSR/B003) 17-07-2018 23:44:40

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