His Excellency Mr Ahmed Sareer, the Foreign Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has departed to Jakarta, Indonesia to attend the Tenth Bali Democracy Forum, to be held from 7-8 December 2017.

Established in 2008, the Bali Democracy Forum is an annual, open and inclusive intergovernmental forum that focuses on the promotion and development of democracy in the Asia-Pacific region. The forum brings together senior government officials and other important stakeholders to share valuable best practices, experiences and policy initiatives on building democratic societies. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the forum.

This year’s theme “Does Democracy Deliver?” will explore how the practice of democracy affects the society in terms of managing diversity, security, equity and social justice. The Foreign Secretary is due to deliver a statement at the General Debate of the Forum

The Foreign Secretary is accompanied by Ms. Heena Waleed, Political Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.