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State Councilor Yang Jiechi meets Indonesian president

Updated: May 9,2016 10:56 PM     Xinhua

The visiting State Councilor Yang Jiechi (1st L) meets with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 9, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

JAKARTA — The visiting State Councilor Yang Jiechi met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Jakarta on May 9.

The Chinese official conveyed a message from President Xi Jinping to Widodo.

President Xi said in the message that he attaches great importance to the China-Indonesia relation and is glad to see the construction of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway (HSR) and other substantial bilateral cooperation progress achieved in production capacity and financing field.

Hailing the important consensus reached in political and security cooperation in the fifth deputy prime ministerial bilateral dialogue mechanism meeting, President Xi said he is confident that the second meeting of China-Indonesia High-level Economic Dialogue will be successful.

China and Indonesia are big developing countries that serve as a comprehensive strategic partners for each other, President Xi said, adding that both countries share converging interests and there is a great potential to be tapped in the synergy of the bilateral development strategies.

China will continue to firmly support Indonesia in its endeavor to economic development and nation building, President Xi said.

Yang said China is willing to implement the important consensus reached between both leaders, by strengthening the integration of the two countries’ development strategies, enhancing bilateral cooperation in defense, anti-terrorism, law enforcement, cyber security and maritime.

To help boost the economic development of Indonesia and bring benefit to the two peoples, China will also advance infrastructure and production capacity cooperation by participating in the construction of Jakarta-Bandung HSR Economic Corridor, and deepen the bilateral cooperation in agriculture, fishery, space, finance and investment sectors, Yang said.

Widodo said it is a pleasure to receive a message from President Xi Jinping, adding that he looked forward to meeting with President Xi during the G20 Hangzhou Summit this September.

China is one of Indonesia’s most important economic partners and Indonesia is willing to keep in contact with China in a wide range of sectors, Widodo said.

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