Today Pri Sulisto and Robert Murdoch of APAPC met privately with the President of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E. Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to update and inform him of plans for the Bali conference and to extend an invitation to open the conference from Ben Goddard, the President of IAPC.

President Yudhoyono gladly accepted the invitation and informed Pri and Robert that he would also request other stakeholders in the Indonesia democratic process to attend the opening together with him.

This is the first time in the 40 year history of the IAPC that a sitting Head of State will open the annual conference

(Updated:11 October 2007)