Welcome from Nani Soedarsono, Indonesian President of PPSEAWA
As President of the hosting nation I welcome you and look forward to showcasing Indonesia and sharing a wonderful time growing in peace and friendship together. We welcome you as sisters who share the dream of a just and peaceful society in our lifetime. Our conference promises many highlights and we want you to feel that you are honoured guests all the time you are in Bali. "Unity in Diversity" has become the Indonesian way of life because we live in more than 15,000 islands with more than 250 ethnic groups. Our 215 million peoples live in 33 provences from Aceh in the west to Papua in the east. We are living in peace and harmony in our society, improving the quality of life of our people through democratization, economic growth, political stability, alleviation of poverty and better human capitol development. We recognize the need for diverse special insights into how we can best help each other in our daily work.
Let all of us come together to be the agent of peace. "Peace is Beautiful", as beautiful as the land of Bali, the Paraside in the Equator.
We look forward to seeing you all there in 2010.