Badung, Bali (ANTARA) - The Bali Police will deploy more than 5,000 personnel to secure the 10th World Water Forum (WWF) scheduled for May 18–25 in Bali.

"Bali Police are ready to secure the global forum with the National Armed Forces (TNI) and other stakeholders," said Police Inspector General Ida Bagus Kade Putra Narendra, Bali Police chief, during a coordination meeting for the 10th WWF in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Saturday.

He said that the WWF is a bigger event than the G20 Summit held in the province in 2022, so the National Police (Polri) and TNI will carry out optimal security measures.

Thousands of police officers will be deployed to ensure the security of 33 heads of state and the president of the European Union (EU) throughout a series of events for the forum.

The security operation will be carried out for 10 days starting on May 17 by prioritizing preemptive and preventive measures to ensure security during the WWF.

"Security at the 2024 World Water Forum will be similar to the G20. The venues will be divided into three rings of security," he said.

The operation will be supported by the Polri Headquarters, the East Java Police, and the West Nusa Tenggara Police.

The 10th WWF, themed "Water for Shared Prosperity," will feature discussions on three processes, namely thematic, political, and regional.

The thematic process will cover six sub-themes: water security and prosperity; water for humans and nature; disaster risk reduction and management; governance, cooperation, and hydrodiplomacy; sustainable water finance; and knowledge and innovation.

The regional process will cover four regions: the Mediterranean, the Asia-Pacific, the Americas, and Africa.

Meanwhile, the political process will comprise meetings of heads of state, ministers, parliaments, local authorities, and basin authorities.

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