Minister Rudiantara Inspects the Last Preparation of IORA Media Center

Jakarta, IORA – Minister of Communication and Information Technology Rudiantara inspected the last preparation for IORA Media Center located at Hall A, the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) on Saturday evening (3/4).

“The Media Center is ready to operate to serve the journalists covering IORA summit,” said Minister Rudiantara, as the person in charge of Media and Public Relation Division.

In his visit, the Minister coordinated with the committee and managed to test some equipment provided in the Media Center.

Until Sunday (3/4) evening, there were 300 local and foreign journalists who have registered to cover the Summit on March, 5-7 2017. “There are also several non-IORA members and dialog partners media attending the event,” he said.

The Minister added this event, that for the first time invites the heads of state, can be also watched on by live streaming. Therefore, both IORA member and non-member states can also watch the international scale event involving the countries bordering the Indian Ocean. “We use international standard for live streaming,” he continued.

The organization of the IORA Summit involving the heads of state must be conducted in maximum efforts. It is to prove Indonesia’s capacity for being able to hold various kinds of Summit in the eyes of the world. “We have the capacity. Indonesia is not an underdeveloped country and it is proven by how well we organize the Summit,” he said.

IORA is an international organization consisting of 21 coastal countries bordering the Indian Ocean and 7 dialog partners. This organization was established in 1997 and aims to strengthen the cooperation among the member states.

On Sunday (5/3), the senior official meeting will start IORA 2017 and proceeded by the Council of Ministers meeting on Monday (3/6). The peak event, Leaders’ Summit, will be held on Tuesday (3/7), attended by 14 heads of state from 21 member states and 6 observer countries.

Several heads of state who are going to attend, are, among others, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Prime Minister of Australia, Vice President of India and President of Sri Lanka. (Tri Antoro/Translator: AA)