Oleh Nur Febriani
01 January 2020
di Umum , Umum
Kunjungan Duta Besar Amerika untuk Indonesia (H.E. Joseph R. Donovan) ke ASRI

Salah satu momen yang tak akan terlupakan di tahun 2019 adalah ASRI mendapatkan kunjungan dari Duta Besar Amerika Serikat untuk Indonesia - Joseph R Donovan Jr, Ibu Mei Chou Donovan, dan beserta rombongannya. Kami sangat berterima kasih yang luar biasa atas dukungan dan semangat dari Pak Donovan dan Ibu Mei Chou selama ini untuk menyelamatkan hutan dan kehidupan bersama ASRI. Bagi kami Anda tak hanya menjadi supporter ASRI, tapi juga keluarga dan sahabat kami. Kami berharap Anda sekeluarga selalu bahagia dan sukses. Semoga dapat berjumpa kembali di kesempatan berikutnya. Kami akan merindukan anda. Big hug and Love to you. (https://youtu.be/tEspB_CZDCs)

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One of the best moment in 2019 is ASRI visited by U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia - Joseph Donovan Jr, Mei Chou Donovan, and the group. Thank you for your amazing support during your time for saving lives and saving rainforest with ASRI. For us you are not only become ASRI supporter, but also our family and bestfriend. Wishing you all the best, happy, and healthy. We hope to see you again in the future. Big hug and love to you.

 

Sebelumnya, Ambassador Donovan menyampaikan pidato ini dalam peringatan Independence Day 4 Juli 2019, dan menandai 70 tahun kerjasama Amerika dengan Indonesia.

 

Ambassador Donovan’s Remarks 

at the Independence Day Celebration 4 July, 2019

 

During the past three years in Indonesia, I have seen many examples of how our shared principles lead to shared progress, largely through the work of some amazing individuals.  I consider them the champions of our U.S.-Indonesia partnership.

 

Take Dr. Kinari Webb, who first came to Indonesia from the United States in 1993 to study orangutans in Gunung Palung National Park in Kalimantan.  There she encountered not only a beautiful and threatened natural environment but also the dire health needs of the people surrounding the National Park.  Dr. Webb was inspired to become a physician and, after medical training in the United States, returned to Indonesia to work with local communities to improve their health and preserve the natural environment.  In 2007, Dr. Webb and her Indonesian partners founded Alam Sehat Lestari in West Kalimantan, an organization that provides affordable healthcare and alternative income sources to local communities and has dramatically reduced illegal logging.