John Howard says relationship with Bali is stronger since 2002 bombings

John Howard says relationship with Bali is stronger since 2002 bombings

Former Prime Minister John Howard says the 2002 terrorist attacks in Bali have failed to sever the close bond between Australia and Indonesia.

Mr Howard, who was Prime Minister during the attacks, has spoken at a memorial for the 10th anniversary of the Bali bombings in Darwin last night.

He says the terrorists responsible carried out a mindless act of hatred, but says cooperation between Bali and Australia has strengthened over the past 10 years.
 
Mr Howard says as we mourn and remember those who lost their lives in the attacks, we can take solace in the fact that the terrorists have not achieved one of their objectives.
 
Medical specialists from Indonesia and Australia will meet in Darwin tomorrow, to discuss lessons learned in the decade since the Bali Bombings.

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