Jakarta, July 31, 2013 (Antara) - The controversy over the host city of the Third Islamic Solidarity Games (ISG) is finally over following the signing of a new presidential decree on the implementation of the ISG 2013.
"Thank God, the Presidential Decree No. 23/2013 (the amendment of the presidential decree no. 15/2012) on the ISG 2013 was signed by the President. It's confirmed that the Third ISG will be held in Palembang (South Sumatra Province) from September 22 to October 1," Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Roy Suryo said in Jakarta on July 29.
The new decree effective per July 29 is the legal basis for moving the ISG host city from initially Pekanbaru, Riau Province, to Palembang.