Indonesia, China Commit to Increasing Cooperation

President Jokowi is meeting with Chinese Presdent Xi Jinping in Chengdu where the two heads of state are discussing a number of ways for the two countries to cooperate and strengthening trade, investment, health cooperation, development cooperation for the Archipelago Capital City (IKN), to research and technology cooperation, according to a press release issued published on The President of The Republic of Indonesia website.

The press release says that President Jokowi appreciated the completion of the import protocol for a number of products between Indonesia and China. “In the future we need to continue to push for protocol updates and an increase in the swallow’s nest import quota as well as finalizing the import protocol for Indonesian marine products,” the President continued.

For the IKN development project, the President hopes that China can continue to be a strategic partner. “Hopefully the cooperation between the IKN Authority and the Shenzhen City Government can contribute to the planning and development of IKN,” he hoped.

Regarding cooperation in the health sector, President Jokowi welcomed the finalization of the action plan for implementing health cooperation between Indonesia and China.

During the meeting, President Jokowi and President Xi Jinping also discussed several regional issues including ASEAN-China cooperation to China’s support for ASEAN centrality to create a peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.

“The Indo-Pacific is a strategic area that we must protect as a peaceful and stable area,” said the President.

After carrying out the meeting, the two leaders also witnessed the signing of a number of cooperation documents agreed upon by the two countries, namely the Protocol on Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Konjac Powder Exports from Indonesia to China, the Protocol on Phytosanitary Requirements for Tabasheer Exports from Indonesia to China, the Cooperation Action Plan Health Sector, Memorandum of Understanding on the Center for Joint Research and Development, Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Knowledge Sharing and Experience Planning regarding the Relocation of Indonesia’s New Capital City, and Memorandum of Understanding on Increasing Indonesia-China Cooperation “Two Countries, Twin Parks.”

In addition, there were also two cooperation documents that were circularly signed, namely the Memorandum of Understanding on Chinese Language Education and the Memorandum of Understanding on Economic and Technical Cooperation.

Source: The President of The Republic of Indonesia website, BPMI Setpres

Photo: BPMI Setpres/ Laily Rachev

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