President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled to open the Asian Beach Games (ABG) I at Garuda Wisnu Kencana Monument, Nusa Dua, Bali, October 18th 2008 as stated by Ms. Rita Subowo during the meeting with Bali Governor I Made Mangku Pastika in Sanur, Bali.
"We have had two meetings with the President for the schedule to open the Asian Beach Games. Mr. Vice President is scheduled to attend the closing ceremony on October 26th," said Rita in Jakarta on Sunday (31/8).
The meeting with the governor discussed about the preparation for security. “We will coordinate with all related parties and local authorities on this. Security is an important issue as the international society will witness Bali during the Games therefore I want it to be safe,” said Made Mangku Pastika. (Irw/EdTeam)