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Indonesia hopes travel advisories not affact Asian Games

Jumat 18 May 2018 00:15 WIB

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Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Puan Maharani (right) leads a coordination meeting on Asian Games security with a number of ministers and representatives from ministries and state institutions in Jakarta, on Thursday.

Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Puan Maharani (right) leads a coordination meeting on Asian Games security with a number of ministers and representatives from ministries and state institutions in Jakarta, on Thursday.

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Some countries have issue travel advisories following terror attacks.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Indonesia hopes travel advisories produced by a number of countries, following recent terror attacks in the country, will not affect the 18th Asian Games. The event to be held in Jakarta and Palembang from August 18 to September 2.

"We hope with the support from all the people of Indonesia and anticipatory and mitigation measures that are taken by the army (TNI) and the police, as well as ministries and state institutions, the travel advisories will not be extended," Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Puan Maharani, stated after a coordination meeting on Asian Games security with a number of ministers and representatives from ministries and state institutions here, on Thursday.

She noted that travel advisories were produced as an implementation of responsibility of countries for their citizens in Indonesia or who are going to go to the country. "We have asked the fourth deputy for security of the Indonesia Asian Games Organizing Committee (Inasgoc) to coordinate with TNI and police as well as ministries and state institutions," she remarked.

Maharani appealed to the community and mass media to arouse the spirit of optimism with regard to the country's readiness to stage the event.

"In line with the agreement made between Indonesia and the Olympic Council of Asia in the latest coordination meeting, we have been ready to hold the Asian Games," she remarked.

Some countries, such as Britain, the US, Singapore, and Australia, have issued travel advisories for their citizens in connection with the suicide bombing attacks in Surabaya in the past few days.

In their advisories, citizens of the countries in Indonesia are advised to monitor local media for their update on the terror attack.

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