Hu Jintao Meets with Indonesian President Susilo
On June 26, 2010, Chinese President Hu Jintao met with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Toronto.
Hu said Chinese-Indonesian relations had shown a sound momentum of development this year. At the start of the year, the two sides signed an action plan for strategic partnership, pointing out the direction for pragmatic cooperation in the next five years. Cooperation in the sectors of economy and trade, culture and education had witnessed smooth development. The two sides also reached an important consensus on deepening defense cooperation and maintained good coordination and cooperation on international and regional affairs within the frameworks of the United Nations and G20, Hu said.
Hu said China attached much importance to boosting strategic partnership with Indonesia. China is ready to take the opportunity of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties to deepen pragmatic cooperation in all areas and continuously open up new aspects for China-Indonesia strategic partnership. The Chinese side proposed the two sides maintain high-level exchanges, welcoming Susilo to visit China to attend the Shanghai World Expo and China-ASEAN Expo, Hu said. Both sides should also expand and deepen economic and trade cooperation. China was also willing to enlarge investment in Indonesia and supported Chinese companies to take part in Indonesia's infrastructure construction and other major projects, he said. China encourages its tourists to travel in Indonesia. The two sides should work together to hold activities marking the Chinese-Indonesian friendship year to strengthen the traditional friendship between the two peoples, Hu said. He said the two countries should also enhance coordination and cooperation in international and regional affairs in a bid to establish a more just and reasonable international political and economic order.
On China's relations with ASEAN, Hu said China was ready to see a more united, stable and prosperous ASEAN and would continue to support its efforts towards integration and its leading role in East Asia cooperation. Hailing the establishment of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA) as an important milestone in the history of bilateral ties, Hu said China would join hands with ASEAN in maintaining and building the CAFTA, step up efforts to advance the interconnection and networking of infrastructures, deepen cooperation in financial fields and expand social and cultural exchanges in a bid to push China-ASEAN relations to a new level, Hu said.
Hu pointed out that China is ready to work with Indonesia to push for positive and pragmatic outcomes at the G20 Toronto Summit.
Susilo said he was delighted to meet President Hu again during the Toronto Summit. The Chinese-Indonesian strategic partnership was developing well with closer political, economic and security cooperation and deepening traditional friendship between both peoples. Indonesia sincerely hoped to strengthen cooperation with China, a friend and partner of Indonesia, to lift the level of the bilateral relations. He expressed full agreement to President Hu’s proposals on the development of bilateral ties, saying that Indonesia is ready to maintain high-level contacts with China and welcomes Chinese enterprises to invest in infrastructure and tourism in Indonesia. He also hoped both sides will further expand bilateral trade and jointly hold activities to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties.
Susilo said China is playing a greater role in Asia and the world at large and Indonesia is ready to enhance cooperation with China in international and regional issues to maintain common interests of developing countries. The relations between China and the ASEAN are very important and both sides should guarantee the implementation of the CAFTA, Susilo said, adding that Indonesia hoped China could keep its important role in G20 to contribute to the Asian and global economic growth.
Wang Qishan, Ling Jihua, Wang Huning, Dai Bingguo and other officials attended the meeting.