Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has invited the Chinese to develop cooperation in the field of maritime transport as both countries share a common vision for the sector investors. Jokowi President extended the invitation to meet with Chinese Premier Le Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, Friday.
"I invite you to explore the possibility of developing any ideas, initiative or response from China, I would like Chinese investors to participate in infrastructure development in Indonesia, especially in sea ports, shipbuilding and fishing industries," said Jokowi.
The President said that Prime Minister Li that his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jin Ping early Thursday (26/3) was productive.
On Thursday, the two presidents signed a eight strategic and comprehensive partnership between China and Indonesia. Jokowi said the cooperation on maritime issues discussed between the two countries. "Indonesia and China have the same mission, China has maritime silk lines and Indonesia has maritime hub of the world," said Jokowi. Premier Li Keqiang said that Indonesia and China share many common traditions and both want to promote world peace.
"His Excellency President Joko Widodo is an old friend to me, I would like to exchange ideas with him," said Prime Minister Li stressed.
Li said that economic cooperation can be encouraged in many areas, including infrastructure, mining and fishing.
"Indonesia has a strong desire to support the development of fisheries and other industries because it realizes that one of the requirements to become a modern state is to promote industries," Li said.
He also stated that China has great technology and high productivity in infrastructure and industries.
"If you combine the potential of industries, I am sure that will benefit both parties then. Our advantage is our large production capacity and attractive prices. This cooperation will combine these strengths and potential will create a good impact," he said.
After meeting with Prime Minister Li, president Jokowi led an Economic Cooperation forum attended by Indonesian and Chinese entrepreneurs.
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