2) Seven Ambassadors Attend Baliem Festival
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - As many as seven Ambassadors to Indonesia attended a gathering night held by the Jayawijaya administration as a part of the 2016 Baliem Valley Cultural Festival.
Jayawijaya deputy regent Jhon Richard Banua said on Monday, August 8, 2016, in Wamena that the seven ambassadors were from Switzerland, Italy, Armenia, Hugary, Bulgaria, Mexico, and India.
"We hope that their attendance would leave a good impression for Papua, particularly the Jayawijaya Regency," Jhon said.
According to Jhon, the cost to hold the festival was Rp 9 billion (US$692,000), which was taken from the regional budget. Jhon explained that the preparation for the festival had progressed to 99 percent.
"We're calling on all people in Jayawijaya, no matter what the weather will be, to participate in the opening of the national event," Jhon added.
The Baliem Valley Festival will last from three days, August 8-10, 2016, in the Walesi District, Jayawijaya, Papua. The cultural festival is held annually in the city well-known for its cold weather.
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