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Premier meets Indonesian President

Updated: Nov 9,2014 1:35 PM     Xinhua

Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Nov 9, 2014.[Photo/Xinhua]

Premier Li Keqiang met Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who is in Beijing to attend the annual meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov 9.

During the meeting, the two leaders underlined mutual trust and pledged closer economic and trade ties.

China stands ready to expand bilateral trade and investment, strengthen energy and agricultural cooperation with Indonesia, Premier Li told Joko.

Li said China encourages domestic companies to participate in the construction of infrastructure projects like ports, bridges, airports, roads and power plants in Indonesia.

China is also willing to increase cultural and people-to-people exchanges with Indonesia to maintain friendship generation after generation, Li said.

He voiced hopes that Indonesia can continue to play a positive role in promoting the strategic partnership between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), of which Indonesia is an important member.

Joko said the new Indonesian government is committed to strengthening mutual trust and friendship and enhancing mutually-beneficial relations with China.

He also said Indonesia welcomes Chinese enterprises’ participation in building infrastructure and industrial parks in the country.

Premier Li Keqiang (3rd R) meets Indonesian President Joko Widodo (3rd L) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Nov 9, 2014.[Photo/Xinhua]

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