President Jokowi Visits Asian Para Games Training Center

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 27 September 2018
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President Jokowi, accompanied by sitting volleyball athletes, answers questions from journalists at GBK Stadium, Jakarta, Thursday (27/9). Photo by: OJI/ Public Relations Division of Cabinet Secretariat.

President Jokowi, accompanied by sitting volleyball athletes, answers questions from journalists at GBK Stadium, Jakarta, Thursday (27/9). Photo by: OJI/ Public Relations Division of Cabinet Secretariat.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, accompanied by Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Youth and Sports Imam Nahrawi, and Coordinator of Special Staff to the President Teten Masduki, visited the 2018 Asian Para Games training center at Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Stadium, Jakarta, Thursday (27/9).

Upon his arrival at 8:50 a.m. Western Indonesian Time, President Jokowi headed to GBK shooting arena where he inspected the venue preparation and watched shooting athletes training.

Afterwards, the President walked to GBK arena to watch the training of sitting volleyball athletes. After watching sitting volleyball, President Jokowi moved to lawn bowls training center.

On the occasion, President Jokowi said that the preparation for the 2018 Asian Para Games, to be held in Jakarta and Bogor on 6-13 October 2018, runs smoothly.

“We have made a lot of preparation and we will be ready soon. I just want to check the preparation,” the President told journalists after his visit.

Regarding the number of banners and posters promoting the 2018 Asian Games, President Jokowi said that the contract for the Asian Games banners and posters applied until the end of the year.

“I have instructed Minister of Youth and Sports to make transition from INASGOC to INAPGOC so that the banners and posters of Asian Games will be changed to Asian Para Games,” the President said.

The President further said that there will be a surprise at the opening of the Asian Para Games, but he did not explain the detail to keep the element of surprise.

(FID/RAH/JAY/OJI/ES) (RI/YM/Naster)

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