Indonesia to provide Libyan hospitals with medical staff: ambassador

November 21, 2017

Ambassador of Indonesia to Libya, Raudin Anwar, on Monday announced his country's willingness to provide Libyan hospitals with Indonesian medical staff.

Anwar made his remarks during a meeting with Libya's eastern-based Parliament Speaker, Agila Saleh, in the eastern city of Tubrug.

According to the Parliament's media office, the meeting discussed political developments in Libya and support of the UN-sponsored political dialogue.

'We discussed means of cooperation between the two countries, especially trade relations. We expressed our readiness to bring Indonesian nurses to work in Libya, and gave permission to Indonesian businessmen to return to Libya,' Ambassador Anwar said following the meeting.

Anwar met with the Libyan UN-backed prime minister, Fayez Serraj, in the capital Tripoli on Thursday and discussed cooperation in the medical field between the two countries.

Libya is suffering a severe medical crisis, with public hospitals lacking medical supplies. Libyan hospitals rely mainly on foreign medical personnel, most of whom have left the country due to years of insecurity and chaos.