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Jakarta Post

SBY meets with Greenpeace chief

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Fri, June 8 2012   /  08:45 am

Jakarta: President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono met with Kumi Naidoo, the international executive director of environment group Greenpeace at the Presidential Office on Thursday.

“Your organization is recognized as a credible one. Your dedication and hard work, including criticism of all countries in the world, in my opinion, have been a big part of the solution,” Yudhoyono said upon welcoming the activists for a 30-minute meeting, according to a press release.

“You and I are actually in the same boat. We share a similar dream,” the President added.

On the President’s side were Environment Minister Balthasar Kambuaya and Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan. Naidoo, meanwhile, was accompanied by Greenpeace’s Southeast Asia executive director Von Hernandez, Indonesia country representative Nur Hidayati and Global Forest Campaign Indonesia head Bustar Maitar.