The meeting, which commenced at 10 a.m. local time, took place at a five-star hotel at Nusa Dua resort on the sidelines of the 6th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC).
Presidential Special Staff for International Relations Teuku Faizasyah noted that during the meeting, the Indonesian head of state and UN chief will discuss, among other things, the continuation of the UNAOC forum themed "Unity in Diversity" and the developments related to regional and global issues.
"Yudhoyono and Ki-moon meeting this time is unique because they will discuss things related to unity in diversity," Faizasyah remarked.
He noted that in the national framework, Indonesia became a role model in the development of unity in diversity.
Besides the bilateral meeting with the UN chief, President Yudhoyono is also scheduled to receive an honorary visit by Iyad Ameen Madani, the secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at 10:34 a.m., UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova at 11:20 a.m., and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop at 12:25 p.m.
During the meeting with Bishop, Code of Conduct on the normalization of Indonesia-Australia relations will be signed by Bishop and Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa in the presence of President Yudhoyono. (WDY)