JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke over phone with his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo on the coronavirus issues on Tuesday night (02/11), Xinhuanews reported. In the conversation, he assured that his country could fight the epidemic and achieving goals of economic and social development.
He asserted, China is ready to continue to carry forward the traditional good-neighborly friendship with Indonesia, continue to deepen the synergy of their development strategies, and well implement key projects on the joint construction of the Belt and Road, such as the Jakarta – Bandung High Speed Railway.
Xi stressed that fighting the epidemic is currently the top priority of the government. China has given full play to its system advantage, waged a people’ war in epidemic prevention and control, adopted the most rigorous and thorough prevention and control measures, and achieved positive results, he said.
He believed, the world second largest economy has the capability to score an outright victory over the epidemic. China will continue to strengthen cooperation on the prevention and control of the epidemic with Indonesia and other countries in an open and transparent manner to safeguard regional and global public health security, he added.
While, Widodo responding, Indonesia is willing to work with China to continue the construction of the Belt and Road. He also belief that bilateral ties of both countries will be elevated to higher levels following the test of the epidemic.
The Southeast largest economy itself has prepared its readiness to deal with the outbreak. President has asked his staff to carefully calculate the impact of implementing the policies adopted by the government regarding this matter.
The reasoned, in the trade sector, China became the first export destination country with a market share of approximately 16.6 percent of Indonesia’ total exports. The neighboring country is also known to be the largest country of origin of imports for the nation.
Widodo himself saw the potential for exploiting export market niches in other countries that had previously imported a lot from China. Likewise, this has created momentum for the import substitution industry in the country to increase production and develop further.
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