China, Indonesia to deepen cooperation in trade, finance


HANGZHOU,   (Xinhua) — President Xi Jinping on Friday met his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo, with the two leaders agreeing to deepen cooperation in trade, finance, infrastructure and other areas.

Widodo is here to attend the G20 summit on Sept. 4-5.

Xi said at the meeting that the two countries have broad common interests, and the bilateral relations are on a good path.

The two countries should always be good neighbors, partners and friends, promoting political mutual trust and expanding cooperation, in a bid to further develop the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership, Xi told Widodo.

Xi called for strengthened high-level coordination, connecting China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiative with Indonesia’s Global Maritime Axis vision.

Xi spoke about the implementation of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway project, and expanding cooperation in fields including infrastructure construction, industrial capacity, trade, investment, finance, e-commerce and others.

The Chinese president also called for strengthened exchanges in education, science and technology, health, radio and television sectors as well as young people between the two sides.

China will continue to firmly support a united ASEAN and the building of an ASEAN community, and is willing to strengthen consultation and coordination with Indonesia in UN, APEC, G20 and other multilateral institutions, thus jointly safeguarding developing countries’ interests.

Widodo said Indonesia supports China in hosting a successful G20 summit. The two countries are important partners to each other, and their comprehensive strategic partnership can make contributions to the world peace and security.

Indonesia supports discussing the connection of China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiative with Indonesia’s Global Maritime Axis vision, and is willing to deepen cooperation with China in trade, investment, finance, infrastructure and other areas, Widodo added.

Editor: huaxia