Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indonesian President Joko exchanged congratulatory messages on April 13 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Indonesia.
Xi Jinping pointed out in his congratulatory message that friendly exchanges between China and Indonesia have a long history. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations 70 years ago, bilateral relations have made great progress. Especially in recent years, the orientation of the relationship between the two countries has been continuously improved, the areas of cooperation have been continuously expanded, and the joint construction of the "the Belt and Road Initiative" has yielded fruitful results. The close cooperation in international and regional affairs has brought benefits to the two peoples and made important contributions to regional and global prosperity and stability.
Xi Jinping stressed that China and Indonesia have extensive common interests at the bilateral, regional and multilateral levels and have great potential for cooperation. China will continue to work with Indonesia in the same boat to defeat the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic. I attach great importance to the development of China-Indonesia relations and am willing to work with President Joko to inject new connotation into China-Indonesia comprehensive strategic partnership and add new help to regional development.
Joko said in his congratulatory message that Indonesia and China have a long history and cultural ties. Leaders of the two countries and all sectors of society have had close contacts and forged a solid friendship. After 70 years, the relationship between the two countries has matured day by day. This is a remarkable strategic achievement made by Indonesia and China. The two countries have continuously created cooperation opportunities in various fields, benefiting the two peoples and deserving of both sides' pride. Under the framework of a comprehensive strategic partnership, the two sides uphold the spirit of cooperation and will certainly promote the continuous development and prosperity of the two countries and contribute to regional and world peace, stability and prosperity.