President opens world democracy forum

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono opened on Monday the sixth World Movement for Democracy in Jakarta, which will last until Thursday.

The President also delivered his keynote speech in the international event, which gathers 625 democracy activists, academics and other participants from 110 countries across the world, including Myanmar and Cuba.

The forum will discuss cooperation among different cultures to enhance democracy in the world.

Malaysia’s opposition party leader Anwar Ibrahim, former prime minister of Canada Kim Campbell and prominent activists from Egypt, Zimbabwe, Myanmar and several other countries, are scheduled to speak in the forum.