JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesian President Joko" Jokowi" Widodo visited three countries in East Asia that are strategic partners of Indonesia, China, Japan, and South Korea.
On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, Indonesian President Joko Jokowi held a bilateral meeting with the President of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Xi Jinping, at Villa 14, Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, Beijing.
As reported by the official website of the secretariat cabinet, setkab.go.id, in his introductory remarks, President Xi welcomed and expressed his joy at meeting President Jokowi in person.
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“His Majesty is the first Head of State the Chinese side has received after the Beijing Winter Olympics. This is enough to prove how intimate the relationship between the two sides is," Xi said.
President Jokowi in his speech also expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome to himself and the Indonesian delegation.
During the meeting, the two leaders expressed their commitment to strengthening mutually beneficial economic cooperation for both countries, the region, and the world.
“China is Indonesia's comprehensive strategic partner. We must fill this partnership with cooperation that is beneficial for our country, and at the same time for the region and the world," said President Jokowi.
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Meanwhile, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno LP Marsudi in her statement after the meeting said that in addition to economic cooperation, the two leaders also discussed various issues, including regional and world issues.
“As the largest economy in Southeast Asia, Indonesia has an important place for China and the region. Especially now that Indonesia holds the G20 Presidency and next year will be the Chair of ASEAN," said Retno.
The two leaders also discussed the importance of mutually beneficial concrete cooperation in the context of the Global Development Initiative (GDI).
"If concrete cooperation can be realized, it is hoped that the achievement of the SDGs of developing countries can be better," said Retno.
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