Bali will host the international conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Such an event will be attended by 10,000 participants from various countries and held in Nusa Dua, Badung next December 2013. Regent of Badung AA Gde Agung gives serious attention because successful implementation of the international events including the WTO could keep the ideals and image of the nation.
“Badung is ready to host the national, regional and international events,” said Regent Gde Agung when received the audience of the Secretary of the Director General of International Trade Cooperation of Trade Ministry, Syafrudin Yahya, along with a number of staff of the Ministry of Trade related to the WTO Conference, some time ago.
He said that Badung had been accustomed to organizing international meetings such as the UN meetings, ASEAN Summit including the preparation for APEC in October 2013. “This WTO conference is very useful for Badung because the economic growth is supported by the tourism sector,” he said.
To achieve this goal, the committee was asked to prepare it really well considering the WTO conference was very important and strategic. “As a host, in substance Badung County is ready to support from the arrangement, installation of billboards and banner as long as they do not publish with the sponsor including the preparation of handicraft for the exhibition,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Secretary of Directorate General of International Trade Cooperation, Trade Ministry, Syafrudin Yahya, explained that WTO was the only organization of the world trade. WTO conference this time was the ninth implementation of the conference and Indonesia was appointed as the host. “This highest forum in the WTO is a ministerial-level conference that will discuss about the issues of world trade,” he said. (BTN/015)