Indonesia’s Deputy Foreign Minister A. M. Fachir. (photo: Antara/Bayu Prasetyo/ FA)
WARTABARU.COM – People's Republic of China Vice President Wang Qishan has planned to attend Joko Widodo’s (Jokowi’s) inauguration as Indonesian president for the second term in office and Ma'ruf Amin as vice president.
"China's vice president will be present at the inauguration of the president on October 20. The president said it would be an honor if China's vice president were to attend it," Indonesian Deputy Foreign Minister A.M. Fachir remarked here on Friday following a courtesy call of Song Tao, adviser on international relations of China's President Xi Jinping.
Qishan’s presence will signify the close bilateral relations between both nations, according to Tao.
China's attention to Indonesia is demonstrated in the significant and strategic relations shared between both nations, Fachir pointed out.
Tao and President Jokowi held an around hour-long meeting at the Bogor Palace that started at 10:30 a.m. local time. During the meeting, Jokowi was accompanied by Minister/State Secretary Pratikno and Fachir.
The duo also discussed potential areas to boost cooperation between both nations.
Tao echoed China’s resoluteness to bolstering relations with Indonesia through economic cooperation.
Tao is upbeat about Indonesia witnessing better economic growth and progress during President Jokowi’s second term. He also commended the progress achieved in Indonesia's infrastructure development, such as the Trans Java toll road and construction of power plants.
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