Indonesia tightens security ahead of IMF-WB meeting hinh anh 1Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde attend a plenary session during the annual IMF-World Bank meeting in Washington, D.C., in October 2017. (Source: Reuters)

Jakarta (VNA) - Police in Bali island of Indonesia have tightened security against infiltration of terrorists to the island, where the next annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) will take place in October this year.

"Bali police have set up a task force to detect possible infiltration of terrorists backed up by the police's anti terror squad (Densus 88)," Bali police chief spokesman Henky Widjaja said.

Henky said Bali police chief Ins. Gen. Petrus R. Golose has passed an order to act firmly by shooting terrorists on the spot if necessary.

He said police are busy not only in Bali, but all over the country to track down suspected terrorists through a series of anti-terrorist and anti-criminality operations.

Indonesia’s military regularly hold security simulation ahead of the IMF-WB meeting every week, while security officers and liaison officers have been made ready for the security of the delegations to the big meeting, he said.

Between 12,000 to 15,000 people are expected to attend the annual meeting, including about 3,500 delegates from 189 member countries, roughly 1,000 media representatives, and more than 5,000 participants representing the private sector, the banking community, academic institutions, civil society organizations, and also observers and parliamentarians.

Indonesia hopes to gain great benefits from hosting the meeting, which can help promote the island country’s economic growth and attract more tourists.-VNA