President Aquino will be leaving the country today, October 9 for an overnight trip to Bali, Indonesia. He is scheduled to attend Bali Democracy Forum tomorrow with theme “Regional Development in the Democratic Architecture: Dynamics of Political Development, Social-Economic Progress and Public Participation in the Democratic Process.”
Aquino will act as co-chairman of the forum with outgoing Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. He is also set to meet the incoming leader Joko Widodo who will oath to office, October 20.
The forum will tackle experiences in promoting democracy. Best practices on developing democracy in the region will also be discussed.
PNoy’s Indonesia trip will be one of his last three out of the country trips this year. He is scheduled to attend APEC Leaders’ week in China next month. It is expected that a personal meeting between Presidents of PHL and China will take place in the sidelines.
After China, he will be traveling to Myanmar for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit to meet leaders from the region and its partners.