Denpasar (Antara Bali) - Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has expressed concern over increasing acts of violence and a number of conflicts in many parts of the world and called for all parties to put forward dialogs to settle problems.
"We are concerned over violent tragedies that still continue to happen. Indonesia again called for peaceful means to settle conflicts.
Building lasting peace is not only an opportunity but also a choice," he said when opening the Bali Arts Festival here on Sunday.
Yudhoyono called on all nations to help create peaceful world and settle conflicts through dialogs and shun violent means
He meanwhile said one way of curbing violence and conflicts are art activities. Through art activities compassion could be built and desire to conduct violence could be prevented.(IGT)
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