Chinese president gives regards to Jokowi

Chinese president gives regards to Jokowi

Chinese President Xi Jinping (REUTERS/Jason Lee)

Beijing (ANTARA News) - Chinese president Xi Jinping sent regards to President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) while receiving credentials from the Indonesian Ambassador to China and Mongolia, Djsuhari Oratmangun, here on Wednesday evening.

"Xi has conveyed his regards to his old friend Jokowi," Oratmangun stated, after following the credentials handing-over ceremony at People`s Great Hall in Tian`anmen.

He noted that Xi would be glad to welcome Jokowi to China and "would be ready to receive him anytime."

During the occasion, Oratmangun also conveyed Jokowi`s regards to Xi.

On behalf of the government, he also expressed appreciation to China with regard to Indonesia`s election as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, which it said was inseparable from the Chinese government`s support.

Xi hoped that the two countries` ambassadors in Jakarta and Beijing would continue to increase coordination and cooperation to boost their relations, Oratmangun pointed out.

He added that Indonesia-China relations have so far shown good progress.