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China and Indonesia Hold the Third Meeting of Bilateral Dialogue Mechanism at Deputy Prime Ministerial Level

On February 28, 2012, China and Indonesia held the third meeting of a bilateral dialogue mechanism at deputy prime ministerial level in Beijing. Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo and Djoko Suyanto, the visiting Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Law and Security Affairs, co-chaired the meeting. The two sides exchanged in-depth views on bilateral relations and major international and regional issues in a friendly atmosphere. The meeting was a great success.

Strengthening the strategic partnership between China and Indonesia, two emerging developing countries, is in both sides' interests as they face a complicated international situation, Dai said. He added that this is also important for regional peace and stability, relationships between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), east Asian cooperation, unity among developing countries and promotion of international system reform and global economic governance. China will keep high-level visits with Indonesia, strengthen dialogue, deepen mutual trust and enlarge cooperation, so as to achieve common development, Dai said.

Suyanto said in the complex and volatile international situation, China's stable development is very important for Indonesia and the whole region and that Indonesia hopes to enhance dialogue, cooperation and exchanges with China, so as to push forward the bilateral strategic partnership, share opportunities and jointly meet challenges.

Both sides decided to take further measures to implement the action plan of bilateral strategic partnership. The Indonesian side welcomed more Chinese companies to take part in its infrastructure construction. China is ready to encourage and support its enterprises to actively participate in Indonesia's infrastructure construction. The Chinese side also vowed to promote a balanced, fast growth of bilateral trade and achieve a two-way trade volume of 80 billion U.S. dollars by 2015. The two sides agreed to maintain military exchanges and expand cooperation on maritime affairs, space technology, disaster relief and food security. Both sides also agreed to uplift the level of cooperation in law enforcement, jointly fight terrorism and drug-related crimes, discuss the possibility of establishing cultural cooperation exchange mechanism and increase exchanges on culture, education, health, media and youth. They also agreed to strengthen coordination in regional and international affairs, promote China-ASEAN relations in joint efforts, and promote peace and prosperity in Asia and the world as a whole. The two sides will hold future meetings annually instead of once every two years.

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