Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA News) - A 30-strong Balinese arts troupe left Bali for France on Wednesday for a two-week mission. While in France, they would take part in a cultural parade and workshops in eight cities in the country from July 8 to 22, said Dewa Rai Budiasa, chief of the Yasa Putra Sedana Payangan foundation of which the Balinese artists are members. "This is the second time for Bali to serve as an arts envoy since 1987. This is also the second time for Yasa Putra Sedana Payangan foundation to represent Bali abroad," he said. Hopefully, the Balinese artists' participation in the events would give a new atmosphere to the tourism industry in Indonesia, Bali in particular. France is one of the top ten sources of tourist arrivals in Bali. From France, the Balinese arts troupe will continue their journey to Belgium.
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