President Jokowi: Our Ocean, Our Future
Date 29 Oktober 2018
Indonesia is a maritime country, and its water area is larger than its land, according to President Joko Jokowi Widodo.
“I think we are all aware that the ocean is our future. Our ocean, Our Future,” the President said in his remarks at the opening of the 2018 Our Ocean Conference (OOC) at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC), Badung, Bali, Monday (29/10).
At the end of his remarks, the President read a poem:
Do not turn your back on the oceans
Gaze upon them, embrace them with all your heart
Let the ocean become your friend
A friend that provides livelihood
for you, for your grandchildren, for your great grandchildren
The ocean shall not divide us, the ocean should unite us
Bringing together civilizations
An ocean of prosperity, it must become
A source of peace and stability
Nurture and care for them
Love your seas, Love your oceans
Because the Ocean is your future
Our Ocean, Our future
Our Ocean, Our Legacy!
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Edited by: Mia Medyana