Bali (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) chaired the 10th World Water Forum High Level Meeting at the Bali International Convention Center (BICC), Nusa Dua, Bali.

Ministry of Communication and Information (Kemenkominfo) in Bali, Monday, announced that the third day of the world's largest water forum, the 10th World Water Forum, would be opened with a meeting at the level of heads of state at the BICC.

President Jokowi first welcomed the heads of state, who were present, at around 8:30 a.m. local time and then together they attended the opening ceremony at the BICC Mangapura Hall at 8:55 a.m. local time.

Thereafter, at BICC's Nusantara Hall at 9:45 a.m. local time, President Jokowi started a meeting on global water and sanitation issues.

Prime Minister of Tajikistan Qohir Rasulzoda, President of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe, President of Fiji Ratu Wiliame Maivalili Katonivere, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Haji Fadillah Bin Haji Yusof, and Deputy Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea John Rosso attended the meeting.

The meeting was also attended by World Water Council (WWC) President Loïc Fauchon, United Nations (UN) General Assembly President Dennis Francis, former Hungarian president Janos Ader, French special envoy Barbara Pompili, and Dutch special envoy Meike van Ginneken.

On the same day at around 1 p.m. local time, the 10th World Water Forum opening fair & expo will be held.

Thereafter, at 1:50 p.m. local time, the Parliamentary Meeting will be held at Pecatu 3 and 5, Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC). This meeting will be attended by Puan Maharani in her capacity as Chair of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

After the meeting, heads of state, delegates, and World Water Forum participants will visit the mangrove area of I Gusti Ngurah Rai Forest Park (Tahura) at 3:30 p.m. local time.

The third day of the series will close with the Cultural Parade at the Bali Collection at 4:30 p.m. local time.

Earlier, at the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park (GWK), Bali, Sunday (May 19), leaders and delegates of the 10th World Water Forum were treated to a welcoming dinner.

At the event, the typical Indonesian culture was on display, right from the attire worn by the head of state to the invitations, music and dance performances, as well as the dinner menu.

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Editor: Azis Kurmala
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