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Wang Yi and Indonesia's Coordinator for Cooperation with China Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan Co-host the Meeting of China-Indonesia High-level Dialogue and Cooperation Mechanism

2023-04-04 22:50

On April 4, 2023, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Wang Yi co-hosted with Indonesia's Coordinator for Cooperation with China and Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan in Beijing the third meeting of China-Indonesia High-level Dialogue and Cooperation Mechanism.

Wang Yi said that under the strategic guidance of President Xi Jinping and President Joko Widodo in recent years, China-Indonesia relations have realized leap-forward development. Last year, the two heads of state reached important common understandings on jointly building a China-Indonesia community with a shared future, and bilateral relations have ushered in a new historical period. China is ready to work with Indonesia to strengthen all-round strategic coordination, further deepen a new paradigm of four-pillar cooperation covering politics, economy, people-to-people exchanges and maritime projects, and jointly promote the development of the two countries and prosperity in the region.

Wang Yi pointed out that this year marks the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping. Indonesia is where the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiative was first proposed, and China is ready to work with Indonesia with all-out efforts to ensure that Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway will be built and put into operation on schedule, actively promote projects of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Corridor and the "Two Countries, Twin Parks", and advance priorities of the Belt and Road cooperation between the two countries at the next stage. The two sides should strengthen cooperation in such fields as development financing, green economy, and food security, deepen cooperation on maritime affairs, and increase and improve bilateral economic, trade and investment cooperation. The two sides should also strengthen defense and law enforcement cooperation, and enhance personnel exchanges, to deepen strategic mutual trust and people-to-people friendship between the two countries.

Wang Yi said that the Global Civilization Initiative recently proposed by President Xi Jinping is another important public good that China provided for the international community. China is ready to strengthen inter-civilization exchanges and mutual learning with Indonesia, and encourage the governments, parties, parliaments, localities and non-governmental sectors of the two countries to play a positive role, so as to constantly enrich and improve the content and format of inter-civilization dialogue.

Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan congratulated on the success of China's "two sessions", and spoke highly of China's mediation to promote talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran in Beijing. Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said that Indonesia views China as an important strategic partner, and stands ready to work with China to promote high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, accelerate the advancement of major cooperation projects, actively probe into the Global Development Initiative, and strengthen the sense of a community with a shared future, to inject new vitality into the development of bilateral relations.

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