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Xi Jinping and Indonesian President Joko Widodo Exchange Congratulatory Messages on the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of China-Indonesia Diplomatic Relations

On April 13, 2020, President Xi Jinping and Indonesian President Joko Widodo exchanged congratulatory messages on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of China-Indonesia diplomatic relations.

In his message, Xi Jinping pointed out, the friendly exchanges between China and Indonesia boast a long history. Bilateral relations have made great progress since the establishment of diplomatic relations 70 years ago. In recent years, in particular, the two countries have continuously lifted their relations, expanded the areas of cooperation, achieved fruitful results from cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative, and worked closely on international and regional affairs, bringing benefits to the two peoples and contributing to regional and global prosperity and stability.

Xi Jinping stressed, China and Indonesia share broad common interests at bilateral, regional and multilateral levels and enjoy tremendous potential for cooperation. China will continue to work with Indonesia to prevail over the COVID-19 pandemic. I attach great importance to the development of China-Indonesia relations and stand ready to work with President Joko Widodo to enrich the China-Indonesia comprehensive strategic partnership and add new impetus to regional development.

Joko Widodo said in his message, Indonesia and China possess longtime historic and cultural ties, while close contacts between the leaders of the two countries and between the people of various sectors have forged a solid friendship. Over the past 70 years, bilateral relations have matured day by day, which is a remarkable strategic achievement of both sides. The two countries have continuously created cooperation opportunities in various fields, benefiting the two peoples and deserving the pride of both sides. Within the framework of a comprehensive strategic partnership and upholding the spirit of cooperation, the two sides will surely bolster the continuous progress and prosperity of the two countries and contribute to regional and global peace, stability and prosperity.

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