President Yudhoyono talks about Indonesian environmental policy to Harrison Ford

President Yudhoyono talks about Indonesian environmental policy to Harrison Ford

Aktor Harrison Ford (FOTOREUTERS/Fiorenzo Maffi)

The discussion talked about more towards strategic issues and government policies in terms of managing, handling and save the environment in Indonesia because Indonesia is considered to have a major contribution to the global environment
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono here on Tuesday received a special guest, a Hollywood actor who came to interview him about the national environmental policy, Harrison Ford, in his office, Tuesday.

In the interview, the president explained about Indonesia`s seriousness to preserve and save the environment, forest and sea, as well as efforts to address climate change.

"Harrison Ford interviewed the President for a documentary film he is working on with theme on how to maintain or preserve the environment in order to save the world from climate change," said Presidential spokesman Julian A Pasha.

According to Julian, Ford asked the President about Indonesian Government policies related to the maintenance of environmental issues and efforts to address climate change.

"The discussion talked about more towards strategic issues and government policies in terms of managing, handling and save the environment in Indonesia because Indonesia is considered to have a major contribution to the global environment," he said.

Julian said that the interview went well and constructive.

He further said that President Yudhoyono was willing to take part in the documentary film because it have a positive impact.

"The making the documentary film itself is nonprofit and is intended for the benefit to rescue forest and environment conservation also to address climate change issues," he said.

On that occasion, the President explained that efforts to save the environment cannot be done alone, and need the support of all parties.

At the meeting, Ford also presented his findings at Tesso Nillo National Park in Riau.

"But it had been explained earlier, we are still trying to carry out enforcement against inappropriate practices on environment, this will continue to be emphasized. Earlier when the president met with the national police chief warned that the police must not hesitate to act decisively against those who violate the Indonesian environmental safety policies," he said.

Harrison Ford is known by a number of his world box office movies, such as Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and Air Force One.

He is in Indonesia along with his team to do a documentary movie shooting about climate change which titled "The Years of Living Dangerously".

The movie mentioned as a joint production between James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and is scheduled to premiere in April 2014. 

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