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President Ask Leaders to Lift Travel Bans

On a Trip to Mexico, Ibu Megawati Calls for End to Travel Bans.

(10/28/2002) Both Reuters and The New York Times report Indonesian President Megawati Soekarnoputri has used her appearance at the Asia-Pacific Economic Summit in Mexico to call on the leaders of other nations to urgently lift the travel bans and advisories introduced against Indonesia in the wake of the Kuta-Legian bomb blast of October 12th.

Speaking on October 26, 2002, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the Indonesian President reminded her fellow world leaders that the introduction of such bans create social and political panic, providing a victory to the perpetrator of terrorist acts, and encouraging similar future attacks.

 

More information: http://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/27/international/asia/27INDO.html?ex=1036726761&e