By Moehammad Amar Ma’ruf, Charge d’Affaires ad Interim of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Tripoli-Libya.
Recently, in the series of Libyan Businessmen and Technical Stakeholders’ visit to Indonesia for Trade Expo Indonesia 2019, held on October 16-20, 2019, there are many activities and the programme being done in promoting bilateral and peoples to people contacts between Libya and Indonesia.
The visit reflects a strong commitment of both to create sustainable and beneficial cooperation for guarding world against artificial destruction.
Indonesia as an archipelagic and tropical forest countries is demanded to keep its environment with sustainable development ways as being committed to the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 to protect not only for its peoples but also for the surrounding region or even to the world.
Indonesia feels obliged to share its best practices and get or transfer technology to each other. Therefore in any measures of any International interaction, Indonesia always respects the way of sustainable development in order to get positive effects for its nations and peoples.
During the visit of Libyan delegate and technical stakeholders to the above event, Libyan and Indonesia focus on the public aspects and products that creating a multi-effect of sustainable economic activities for both countries and peoples.
Considering the complementary needs between two countries and peoples and also the third participation, Libyan and Indonesian keep their way to manage, empower and shape the existing assets, including its natural and human resources.
Both countries are geographically located in different regions. But, the needs of both peoples to communicate with each other seems beyond the geographical obstacles.
It is proven since the era of independence of the two countries, Libyan got their independence during 1950 and Indonesia during 1945.
The Libyan and Indonesian and also other leaders from every continent of the world (Asia and Africa) sat together in defending their right to be independence and leash out from any colonial acts that may be encroaching their unity from inside or outside.
The event is strongly recorded in the journey of two countries’ relations until now.
The closeness of the two countries (Libya and Indonesia) now to be enlarged in many aspects that encouraging two peoples interactions in trading and technical activities that may contribute to the creation of new Sentra economic from the grassroots to the industrial ones that may give positive development of the two countries and peoples.
Libya is well-known as the oil exporters countries and also the biggest oil reserve in Africa is facing the challenging situation that may arise the new dimension and awareness of the related stakeholders to more contribute positively to sustainable development goals.
The situation also being faced by Indonesia who has its populations of almost 250 million peoples. The sustainable development goals are becoming our primary effort to at least reduce the threat of worse impacts of climates and temperature changes.
The visit of Libyan trade and technical delegate to Indonesia show and perform the good willing from both to think about the peoples of two countries in the field of environment protection and trading products that once again in line with the existing asset and resources of both countries.
Several programs that were done that create a continued trading activity and give ample room for emerging interrelated and beneficial services from the availability of raw material, technology, human resources, and other management and services.
One of the best-elated issues is how to avoid waste plastic become toxic to the environment meanwhile the existing asset of our natural resources is the potential to create derivative products that attach to the public needs and use in their daily life.
In this context, the World forum has been aware of the danger of impact of the plastics waste but it seems the world could not avoid their life with this kind of product. Any countries give variant level of measures toward reducing their use toward plastics.
In the case of Indonesia, plastic waste almost reaches 14 % from the total of daily waste that amounts almost 8000 tonnages per day (it is only the figure in Special Region of Jakarta City as the State Capital).
The Indonesia government thinks and does very hard and integratively to reduce this burden.
There are many efforts involving interrelated sectors and stakeholders from individuals, groups, communities and industrial stakeholders to optimize their capabilities in recycling and forming the plastic raw material becoming reuse safely.
Libya seems the same. As the Indonesian diplomat in Tripoli, I met some public figures and government officials discussing at glance or deeply regarding this issue.
Thank Lord, It seems both peoples feel the same and feel need to work together in line with our respective duties to support the protection of the environment from plastic waste and create interrelated economic activities that based on the existing assets of the two countries and peoples to play more active and open for public participation.
One example that being begun is the cooperation with the Libyan Education Institution, Kuliyatul Da’wah Islamiyah (KDI) in Tripoli and with Environment and Sanitary Agency of the Special Region of Jakarta City under collaboration with Indonesian Creative Community on the field of Recycling Products and also Indonesian Student that still exist in this campus of KDI Tripoli.
The way of communication and cooperation that is promoted and done is through Digital and Virtual Communication and Conference to educate students living in the Kuliyatul Dawah Islamiyah that coming from 30 countries on how to be more alert and inclusive in this kind of activités in Libya and in their respective countries.
This kind of cooperation is one of the ways of our approach to overcoming the real situation that still happens in Libya that may uneasy and the threat of peace of Libyan peoples itself.
The main aims of this cooperation among others are to support the social unity of the Libyan that I am sure is the key of success in building the stronger Libya and to prepare more ready human resources of Libyan to accompany their economic vision and to normalize their economic and social cohesion as being sounded by Libyan leaders.
For Indonesia and also sure for others, Libyan peoples and its country is part of development partners in creating a more prosperous society in our respective countries and event in the regions.
As the Sustainable Development Goals Vision “No one left behind”, every people living in the world should take proper profit and benefit for their welfare and well-being.
Therefore, Indonesia through his mission in Tripoli would like to be bridger and facilitator for the happening of these kinds of activities.
Relating to the above regards, the Indonesian Mission in Tripoli gives an appreciation of all support for All Libyan sides who have participated and given their strong continued commitment to creating their own countries to be more festive for good.
It is firmly believed that the achievement of that will support the emerging of Sentra’s economic in the regions that uphold the vision of “No one Left behind”.
Once again, the member of international communities, Libya and Indonesia, and sure with other countries, are obliged to work together in keeping the countries strong and support the region of the Mediterranean to become festive for good in doing bilateral and international cooperation.
May Allah Subhanahu Wa tala gives Libya and Indonesia, and other countries who work for the good His Guidance, Easiness, and Barokah. Aameen Ya Robbal Alamein. (AK/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)