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Xi Jinping Speaks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo on the Phone
2022-03-16 23:55

On the afternoon of March 16, 2022, President Xi Jinping had a phone conversation with Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

Xi Jinping pointed out that China and Indonesia are both representatives of major developing countries and emerging economies. In the face of major global changes and the COVID-19 pandemic, both unseen in a century, the two countries have moved forward hand in hand, met challenges head-on, and built a new pattern of bilateral relations underpinned by the "four-wheel drive" of political, economic, cultural and maritime cooperation. The two sides have maintained solidarity against the pandemic and the pursuit of common development as the mainstay of bilateral relations, and set the general direction of jointly building a China-Indonesia community with a shared future, setting a fine example of sincere cooperation between major developing countries. China is ready to maintain close communication with Indonesia to promote continued and new development in bilateral friendship and cooperation so as to inject more stability and positive energy into regional and global development.

Xi stressed that the two sides need to earnestly implement the consensus reached by the two sides on issues like deepening COVID-19 vaccine cooperation, and continue to strengthen cooperation in fighting the pandemic. The two sides need to ensure that the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway will be completed for operation on schedule, effectively implement such key projects as “Regional Comprehensive Economic Corridor” and “Two Countries Twin Parks”, and jointly promote high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, so as to help accelerate Indonesia's development and bilateral cooperation. Xi stated that China holds a positive attitude towards all projects that are conducive to Indonesia's development and bilateral cooperation. The two sides need to keep the global market stable and the supply chains unimpeded, promote the concrete implementation of the Global Development Initiative (GDI), firmly safeguard the ASEAN-centered open and inclusive regional cooperation architecture, and stay committed to solidarity and cooperation for mutual benefit and win-win results. China supports Indonesia in playing its role as the president of the Group of 20 (G20), and its effort to host a successful 2022 G20 Bali Summit with focus on the theme of "Recover Together, Recover Stronger".

Joko Widodo congratulated China on the successful conclusion of the Two Sessions and the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. Noting the rapid growth in bilateral cooperation in trade and investment, he expressed Indonesia’s readiness to work with China to complete the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway on schedule to benefit the two peoples. He also expressed Indonesia’s hope to carry out tripartite cooperation with China to help build the new capital city of Indonesia, and the hope that China will continue to support Indonesia in building the “Regional Comprehensive Economic Corridor” and the green industrial parks. Hailing the GDI proposed by President Xi Jinping as conducive to the realization of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, he expressed Indonesia’s full support to the initiative and its readiness to maintain close communication with China to promote the implementation of the initiative, so as to contribute to the common development of the world. He said that Indonesia will maintain close communication and coordination with China to help the G20 focus its work on economic recovery and global development, and work concertedly to address pressing global issues.

The two sides exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine and agreed that all parties should stay committed to promoting talks for peace, and work to prevent a massive humanitarian crisis and contain the negative impact of sanctions on the world economy so as to avoid dragging down the global economic recovery.

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