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China to align Belt & Road initiative with Indonesia’s development plan

Updated: May 14,2017 3:42 PM     Xinhua

State Councilor Yang Jiechi (R) meets with Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan, who is here to attend the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation, in Beijing, capital of China, May 13, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — China is willing to align the Belt and Road Initiative with Indonesia’s development plan to advance pragmatic cooperation, according to State Councilor Yang Jiechi.

Yang made the remarks on May 13 when meeting with Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, coordinating minister for maritime affairs of Indonesia, who is attending the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.

The Belt and Road Initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping and the Global Maritime Axis vision put forward by Indonesian President Joko Widodo match closely, Yang said, adding the integration of the two will help push forward bilateral ties.

Pandjaitan said that Indonesia hopes to strengthen cooperation with China in infrastructure facilities, industrial parks, maritime affairs and tourism, as well as further coordinate its development programs with Chinese ones to enhance collaboration at all levels.