- Title: INDONESIA: Tight security ahead of Bali Demoracy Forum
- Date: 8th November 2012
- Summary: NUSADUA, BALI PROVINCE, INDONESIA (NOVEMBER 8, 2012) (REUTERS) VENUE VARIOUS OF CARS ENTERS VENUE VARIOUS OF SECURITY PERSONNEL CHECKING CARS ANT TERROR POLICE MORE OF SECURITY CHECKING CAR RIFLE CARS DRIVE PAST SECURITY SECURITY PERSONNEL TALKING FLAGS OF PARTICIPANT COUNTRIES VENUE VARIOUS OF DELEGATES WALKING INTO VENUE SECURITY CHECKS VARIOUS OF PARTICIPANT AT XRAY
- Embargoed: 23rd November 2012 12:00
- Location: Indonesia
- Country: Indonesia
- Topics: International Relations,Politics
- Reuters ID: LVAMKOBX27HR5RPPZ664N8RX1QX
- Story Text: Leaders from eleven countries gathered at the annual Bali Democracy Forum on Thursday (November 8) on Indonesia's resort island of Bali with tight security at the venue. Indonesia police have deployed 2700 personnel, including anti-terror police, to secure the event.
The Bali Democracy Forum is an inclusive and open inter-governmental forum on the development of democracy in the Asia Pacific region.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are among 11 leaders participating in the 5th Bali Democracy Forum.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, and Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill were also due to attend.
This year's forum may seek to discuss approaches to integrate democratic principles into global governance, focusing on managing collective efforts to promote peace and security, economic development and human rights.
The two-day forum is being attended by more than 1,200 participants. They include 27 foreign ministers from 73 countries.
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