Chinese, Indonesian presidents call for upgrading BRI cooperation
Updated 23:36, 28-Jun-2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo reached consensus Friday on jointly pushing forward the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) while holding talks in Osaka, Japan. 

China and Indonesia will celebrate 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties next year, President Xi noted, stressing his willingness to open up new prospects for win-win cooperation with Indonesia. 

Xi called for both sides to increase sharing of governance experience, and enhance infrastructure cooperation, such as the development of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway. 

China will also keep on cooperating with other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on building smart cities and accelerating digital economic development, Xi added. 

Under the current circumstances, Xi pointed out that China and Indonesia should enhance communication and coordination in the international arena and uphold international justice. 

Echoing Xi's stance on speeding up quality improvement and upgrading the cooperation of BRI, Widodo said his country attaches great importance to promoting bilateral ties with China. It is willing to deepen economic and trade cooperation and maintain close coordination within multilateral framework. 

Indonesia is also looking forward to further deepening China-ASEAN friendship and cooperation, Widodo said.