Home120,000 hectares of Kerinci Seblat National Park destroyed SBY: Indonesia Successfully Organized Two Int'l Events JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - Indonesia successfully organized
two international events this year, namely the 26th South East Asia
(SEA) Games and the 19th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits, President
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said.
"It’s not easy for a country
to hold two international events simultaneously. It could be very risky
that both could have failed. We should take a note, we successfully
organized the two events," Yudhoyono said here on Monday in a gathering
with medal-winning athletes, members of the organizing committees of
the 26th SEA Games and the 19th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits.
head of state expressed his gratitude to all parties contributing to
the success of the two events. Thanks to good coordination and hard work
for the county’s success, he said.
"Failure is not an option," he said, adding that one must not think of being failed.
countries would have seen Indonesia as incapable if the implementation
of the two events had failed. Yudhoyono asked all parties to continue
working hard and learn from past experiences because Indonesia would
host an APEC Summit in 2013.
The President received reports
respectively from Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Andi Malarangeng
representing the organizing committee of the 26th SEA Games, and
Minister/State Secretary Sudi Silalahi representing the organizing
committee of the 19th Summit and Related Summits.
SEA Games was organized in Palembang (South Sumatra Province) and
Jakarta From November 11 t 22, 2011, and participated in by athletes
from 11 countries.
Overall, the Indonesian contingent has
achieved its target of grabbing at least 150 gold medals and secured
first position as the overall champion for the first time since 1997.
19th ASEAN Summit, the Sixth East Asia Summit (EAS) and other related
summits were organized in Nusa Dua, Bali, from November 13 to 19, 2011.