JAKARTADAILY.ID – China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi spoke with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Minister Meeting in Bali on Thursday, July 7, 2022.
Indonesia currently holds the rotating presidency of this year's G20 Summit in Bali. The G20 Foreign Minister meeting is currently ongoing.
According to a press statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China, Minister Wang Yi said China "is ready to join hands with Indonesia to make the shared voices of developing countries and emerging economies, oppose the Cold War mentality and the bloc confrontation, and promote rational, pragmatic and constructive interaction and dialogue among all parties."
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China also firmly supports Indonesia in holding this year's presidency and appreciates the nation for upholding an objective position, adhering to correct propositions and pursuing the principle of equal sovereignty, maintaining normal exchanges of the international community, and safeguarding solidarity within the G20.
At the meeting, the two Ministers also discussed the importance of cooperation between developing countries to maintain regional stability and overcome global issues, including strengthening cooperation between ASEAN and China.
The two sides also exchanged views on China-U.S. relations, the Russia-Ukraine conflict, including the solidarity of developing countries is also needed to stop the war and other issues such as how to re-integrate Ukrainian and Russian food exports into the global supply chains.
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Separately, Indonesia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press statement that Indonesia and China will hold the second High-level Dialogue and Cooperation Mechanism (HDCM) Meeting in Bali on July 9, 2022.
The Indonesian delegation will be led jointly by Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, and Retno Marsudi, the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
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