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Jakarta Police to Deploy 4,000 Officers to Safeguard IORA Leaders' Summit

BY :BAYU MARHAENJATI & EKO PRASETYO

MARCH 04, 2017

Jakarta. After the visit of Saudi Arabia's King Salman, Jakarta will host a meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association, or IORA, which will be safeguarded by more than 4,000 security officials.

The IORA leaders' summit will be held at the Jakarta Convention Center on March 5-7 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the association.

"The IORA summit will be secured by 4,000 officers. We have already prepared them, the event had been scheduled for quite some time," Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Raden Prabowo Argo Yuwono said on Friday (03/03).

More than 20 heads of states and ministers are expected to attend the summit.

The foreign officials will also be guarded by the Indonesian Military (TNI) and Presidential Guard (Paspampres).

"TNI will also secure the event. The heads of states will be guarded by Paspampres," Argo said.

The IORA's leaders' summit will be preceded by the meetings of its Committee of Senior Officials and Council of Ministers' on March 5 and 6.

The organization will also host a business summit on March 6, to reinforce economic partnerships in the region.

Strategic documents that are going to be signed during the summit include the "IORA Declaration on Countering Violent Extremism Leading to Terrorism."

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