Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Vice President Boediono opened Dayak Culture Week 2013 at Senayan Sports Stadium here on Saturday.

Lasting from April 27-30, the event will showcase regional potential products, Kalimantan regional innovative products, in addition to Kalimantan Investment Forum 2013, Dayak Art Carnaval 2013, Dayak Innovation Award 2013, and Dayak Night & Fun 2013.

In his opening address, the vice president asked all parties, particularly the younger generation to understand, accept, and respect the national cultural diversity.

"The strands of emerald of the Equator will remain sturdy and solid if every link is jointly tied together with mutual respect," the vice president noted.

Present at the opening ceremony were Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan, Research and Technology Minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta, and deputy minister for tourism and creative economy Sapta Nirwandar.

Also present were Central Kalimantan Governor Agustinus Teras Narang who is concurrently the president of the National Council Of Indigenous Dayak, West Kalimantan Governor Cornelis, East Kalimantan Governor Aswan Faroek Ishak, and South Kalimantan Governor Irianto Lambrie.

Boediono said that Indonesia was a nation with cultural diversity, and that the Dayak Culture Week 2013 was one of the national identities in the middle of the hustle and bustle of globalization which sometimes confusing.

The vice president opined that the event was a good opportunity for all national elements to mutually understand, respect, and love the cultural diversity.


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