"I wish to push for better and increased economic relations between Indonesia and Libya," Presidemt Joko Widodo said.
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Libya will intensify cooperation in the field of economy, especially in the energy and construction sectors, President Joko Widodo stated here on Monday after meeting Libyas Prime Minister Faiz al-Siraj.

He said Indonesia was keen to deepen economic cooperation with Libya in several sectors, especially in energy and construction.

"I wish to push for better and increased economic relations between Indonesia and Libya," he remarked after the meeting held on the sidelines of the 5th Organization of Islamic Cooperation Extraordinary Summit. Prime Minister Faiz is in Indonesia to attend the summit.

During the meeting, President Widodo congratulated Libya following the establishment of a new joint national government.

He noted that the two countries had agreed to boost cooperation in several sectors, including in energy and construction.

"Several Indonesian state-owned and private companies have already operated in Libya before and will continue their operations once the situation in Libya becomes conducive," he affirmed.

He said state-owned companies in Indonesia had also expressed their readiness to implement construction projects in Libya.

"Libya has opened itself for cooperation," he pointed out.

He said Libya had also expressed interest to imbibe democratic values from Indonesia, one of the worlds largest democracies, which is ready to share its experiences.

"With regard to democracy, Prime Minister Faiz has expressed his intentions to gain a deeper understanding of the process to elect governors, deputy governors, and city mayors in Indonesia," he added.(*)

Editor: Heru Purwanto
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