Signing of 7 new cooperations between Indonesia and China

Signing of 7 new cooperations between Indonesia and China

 "Indonesia expresses its appreciation for China's support for Indonesia's chairmanship in the G20. Regarding ASEAN, Indonesia is committed to making ASEAN relevant, not only for the Indonesian people but also for the region and the world," President Jokowi held a bilateral meeting with President of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Xi Jinping at Villa 14, Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, Beijing, Tuesday afternoon, July 26, 2022. During the meeting the two countries agreed on seven cooperations. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno 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. In addition to economic issues, the two heads of state also discussed G20 and ASEAN issues. President Xi, continued Retno, appreciated President Jokowi's efforts in seeking peace and improving the humanitarian situation, including through visits to Kyiv and Moscow. "This visit is considered by President Xi to show Indonesia's responsibility as a big country," said Retno. 

Retno added that 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 the Foreign Minister. In addition, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said that China was committed to increasing green economic cooperation, including through the construction of the Green Industrial Park in Kaltara. "President Xi also emphasized his commitment to increasing imports of Indonesian agricultural products," said Retno. During President Jokowi's meeting with Premier Li and President Xi in Beijing today, the two countries have agreed on several agreements, namely:

1. Renewal of the MoU on the Synergy of the World Maritime Axis and Belt Road Initiative 

2. MoU on Vaccine and Genomics Development and Research Cooperation 

3. MoU on Green Development 

4. Marine Cooperation Arrangements 

5. Protocol on Indonesian pineapple exports 

6. Arrangements for Cooperation in the Exchange of Information and Enforcement of Customs Violations 

7. Action Plan for Cybersecurity and Technology Capacity Development Cooperation.

Previously, in his introductory remarks, President Xi welcomed and expressed his joy at meeting President Jokowi in person. “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 as well as the region and the world. 

“China is Infonesia'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. Also accompanying President Jokowi in the meeting with President Xi Jinping were Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of SOEs Erick Thohir, Indonesian Ambassador to Beijing Djauhari Oratmangun and Minister of Investment/Head of BKPM Bahlil Lahadalia.

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