Chinese, Indonesian Presidents Hold Phone Talks
2022-03-17 10:11

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday held a phone conversation with his Indonesian counterpart, Joko Widodo.


China and Indonesia are both representatives of major developing countries and emerging economies, Xi noted in the phone talks. In the face of major global changes and the COVID-19 pandemic, both rarely in a century, Xi said, the two countries have moved forward hand in hand and risen to challenges, established a new pattern of bilateral cooperation on the "four-wheel drive" of political, economic, cultural and maritime affairs, and carried forward the main theme of solidarity against the pandemic and common development. The two countries have set the general direction for jointly building a China-Indonesia community with a shared future, and set up a model of sincere cooperation between major developing countries, Xi added. China stands ready to maintain close communication with Indonesia to push for new development of bilateral friendly cooperation and inject even greater stability and positive energy into regional and global development, Xi said.


Xi stressed that the two sides should implement the consensus reached on issues such as deepening COVID-19 vaccine cooperation, and continue to strengthen cooperation in fighting the pandemic. Both sides, he said, should ensure that the Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Railway can start to operate on schedule, well implement such key projects as the regional comprehensive economic corridor and the "Two Countries, Twin Parks," and jointly build the Belt and Road with high quality, so as to help accelerate Indonesia's development and bilateral cooperation. China holds a positive attitude towards the projects as long as they are conducive to Indonesia's development and cooperation between the two countries, Xi added. He called on both sides to maintain a stable global market and smooth supply chains worldwide, promote the concrete implementation of the Global Development Initiative, firmly safeguard the ASEAN-centered regional architecture which is open and inclusive, and stay committed to unity and cooperation for mutual benefits and win-win results. China supports Indonesia in playing its role as the president of the Group of 20 (G20), and focusing on the theme of "Recover Together, Recover Stronger," so as to ensure the 2022 G20 Bali Summit a success, Xi added.


Joko expressed congratulations on the successful conclusion of the National People's Congress of China and the complete success of the Beijing Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics. At present, bilateral trade and investment cooperation between Indonesia and China is growing rapidly. Indonesia is willing to work with China to build the Jakarta-Bandung Highspeed Railway on schedule for the benefit of the two peoples. Indonesia hopes to carry out tripartite cooperation with China to help build Indonesia's new capital. It is hoped that China will continue to support the construction of Indonesia's "Regional Comprehensive Economic Corridor" and green industrial park. The global development initiative put forward by President Xi Jinping is conducive to the realization of the UN Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2030. Indonesia will fully support it and is willing to communicate closely with China to promote the implementation of the initiative and contribute to the promotion of global common development. Indonesia is willing to communicate and coordinate closely with China, push the G20 work to focus on economic recovery and global development, and work together to solve urgent global problems.


The two sides exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine and agreed that all parties should persist in persuading peace and promoting talks, prevent a large-scale humanitarian crisis, control the negative impact of sanctions on the world economy, and avoid dragging down the recovery process of the world economy.