Indonesian president leaves for Europe

12:53, December 13, 2009      

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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Sunday left for four countries in Europe for an eight-day working visit, the national news agency Antara reported here.

The president departed from Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport at 0810 local time (0100 GMT).

He is scheduled to visit Belgium, France and Germany and to attend the United Nations' Summit on Climate Change in Denmark's Copenhagen.

According to the presidential spokesperson Dino Patti Djalal, the president was accompanied by several ministers and governors.

"The governors' presence in the delegation is to show the world that Indonesia is serious in conserving forests to reduce global warming in regions," said Dino.

According to Dino, the president's presence in the summit is to make sure that the event could bear global consensus to reduce carbon emission.

"He also wants to make sure that the result of climate change conference of Bali Roadmap two years ago could be implemented," said Dino.

The president is scheduled to return to the country on Dec. 20.

Source: Xinhua
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