Foreign diplomats` wives asked to help promote Indonesia
Cipanas, Bogor (ANTARA News) - First Lady Ani Yudhoyono has asked representatives of friendly countries to promote Indonesia in their respective countries after completing their diplomatic postings in Indonesia.
"We would like to introduce the beauty of our artistic and cultural diversity to you, hoping you will tell other people in your country about it after returning from Indonesia," Ani Yudhoyono told the wives of foreign ambassadors at a friendship gathering at Cipanas Palace here on Tuesday.
The friendly gathering, attended by around 59 women -- the wives of foreign envoys and United Indonesia Cabinet ministers -- was conducted in an effort to introduce Indonesian artistic and cultural diversity and to strengthen the bonds of international friendship.
On the occasion, the first lady and the wives of cabinet ministers shared their ideas and experiences of the country`s cultural diversity with the foreign diplomats` wives.
Traditional dances and wedding dresses from the provinces of Banten, West Java and North Sumatra were introduced at the event which was also attended by the wives of West Java, and North Sumatra governors as well as the wife of Banten`s deputy governor. (*) END